The market is quickly becoming flooded with acceptable alternatives to .info (and .biz) domains.
Sedo is trying to sell some of its own .info domain names in an auction right now, and takers are few and far between.
The auction is called the “Premium .info Auction”, and I’ll agree that some of the second level terms are decent: inbox, carwash, slogan, grooming, etc.
But why would anyone pay much for these domains? Five years ago I might pay somewhere in the reserve range (100-499 EUR) for these domains. But now, in 2014?
Why would I pay that much for a .info domain when the market will soon be flooded with plenty of comparable, if not better, options such as .web, .site and .website. Or even existing domains like .link and .xyz?
I can pick up Carwash.link for $9.88 right now.
You might like .info more than link, but this is just one example. A year or two from now you’ll have plenty of generic options, and many of the domains will come with affordable annual registration prices.
I write this as someone who owns a handful of .info domains. But I realize that might .info and .biz domains aren’t worth what they once were. I’m letting most of them drop.
And I also realize the good .link and .xyz domains I registered aren’t worth much either. It’s simple supply and demand.
[Update: several of the domain names sold for 1,000+ EUR, including creditor.info, creditors.info and departure.info.]