07|19|2007 06:28 pm EDT
Sedo has just announced the closing of the highest .INFO sale to date. Travel.info sold today for $116,000.
From the Press Release :
Sedo recently announced they have closed the highest .INFO sale to date, with Travel.info selling for $116,000 USD.Â Â This comes at a time when .COM sales are reaching record sales prices and is great news for domain investors. As the secondary domain market begins seeing higher sales values for domains with alternate extensions to the .COM, better returns on investment can be expected for all Â top-level domains (TLDs), including Sponsored TLDs, such as .MOBI and even Country Code TLDs such as .CO.UK and .US.Â Other notable .INFO sales include newspaper.info for â‚¬13,550, or roughly $18,500, booking.info for $11,500 and names.info for â‚¬8,100, or about $10,500. Â
â€œAs the 6th largest TLD on the Internet today, .INFO has become a natural place on the Internet to both place and find information about important subjects, like travel,â€? said Roland LaPlante, vice president and chief marketing officer for Afilias, the registry for .INFO domain names. â€œThe record setting sale of travel.info highlights the value of .INFO as the go-to TLD for information and underscores its increasing prominence in the global domain market.â€?
I don’t know about “natural place” since it is afterall referred to as an alternate extension. It’s still a good sale and should be a nice boost for more .info sales. Congrats also to Travel.com who is likely to benefit greatly from this as well :)