Sale is highest ever reported for .info domain.
Domain aftermarket Sedo has brokered the sale of Travel.info for $116,000, the highest amount ever reported for a .info domain name sale. The buyer of the domain is using Moniker’s whois privacy service. A notice on the web page states that it is being redesigned.
The domain hopped around between a couple sellers over the past few months, but the owner who made the record breaking sale is Jian Wang of East Star Corp. Ltd.
Other notable .info sales in the past two years include:
– Credit.info – reported at $36,000, although the domain is currently in Sedo’s hands
– Casino.info – $35,127, currently an online casino portal
– Christian.info – $35,000, a Christian site owned by Adam Woeger
– CreditCard.info – $25,500, a credit card portal
.Info made a splash when it was one of two “new” TLDs several years ago, debuting about the same time as .biz. Compared to .biz, .info is been very successful. However, .info is also a favorite domain of spammers and other blackhats because the domains are frequently offered at discounts by registrars. This may affect the search engine rank of .info domains.
Sedo represents a number of other .info domain names that may make headlines when they sell, such as Laptops.info, Fat.info, NewYork.info (New-York.info sold for $22,864 last year), and Apartment.info.