Forget Details?
Sign Up
|

Search News:

Browse by Category:



News » Company News »
2009-10-12

Dear OnlineNIC Partner,

Afilias(Registry for .INFO) has opened its annual .INFO Awards. The awards, first created in 2006, rewards the best professionally created .INFO Web sites from around the world. The 2008 and 2007 programs focused on Germany only.

This year however, Afilias have expanded the .INFO Awards internationally, allowing all of your .INFO customers to submit their sites!

The top three .INFO sites will be awarded a cash prize of US$7500 for first place, US$5000 for second place, and US$3000 for third place.

.INFO Site owners are able to submit their site for consideration at www.info-award.info until 11:59 p.m. on October 23, 2009. Public voting will take place between November 2 and November 6, 2009, with the winner being announced shortly thereafter.

The .INFO Awards are a great opportunity for you to reach out to your existing .INFO customers for a planned .INFO promotion. To assist you in these efforts, Afilias has developed Web banners that you can use in your to encourage both submissions and voting. The first round of Web banners promoting submissions to the Awards are now available. You can contact salesadmin@afilias.info in order to request them.

The full announcement detailing the opening of this Awards program is available below.

*********************************************************
Afilias Opens 2009 Awards for the Best .INFO Web sites

*********************************************************

-Afilias recognizes the best .INFO Sites and offers over US$15,000 in rewards to the winners-

DUBLIN, IRELAND - October 7, 2009 - Today, Afilias announced the opening of the 2009 .INFO Awards. The awards, first created in 2006, rewards the best professionally created .INFO Web sites from around the world. .INFO Site owners are able to submit their .INFO site for consideration until 11:59 p.m. on October 23, 2009.

Sites will be judged in two parts. First a panel of judges, to be announced in mid-October, will create a shortlist of final contenders based on select criteria. These criteria include: presentation of content, functionality of the website, design, usability, and originality. The shortlist of the top ten best sites will then be published at www.info-award.info on November 2, 2009, at which point members of the public will be allowed to cast their vote for their favorite site. Public votes will be combined with judges scores to determine the final top three winners.

Prizes for the awards include: US$7,500 for the first place winner, US$5,000 for second place, and US$3,000 for third place. All winners will be announced in November and will be notified directly via e-mail.

For more details or to submit your .INFO site for the 2009 .INFO Awards, please see www.info-award.info.

About .INFO
.INFO was the first generic, unrestricted TLD to be launched since .com and is the largest new TLD launched in over 25 years. Registrations in .INFO first became available in 2001. Since then, .INFO has grown to become the fourth largest gTLD in the world with over 5 million domain names registered. Domains are currently available in ten Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) scripts. A directory of great .INFO sites is available at http://www.info.info/directory. For more information on .INFO please visit www.info.info

About Afilias
Afilias is a global provider of Internet infrastructure services that connect people to their data. Afilias' reliable, secure, scalable, and globally available technology supports a wide range of applications including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS, and services in the RFID and supply chain market with its Afilias Discovery Services.
For more information on Afilias please visit www.afilias.info.