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    New gTLDs .INFO and .BIZ Zone Files Shrinking?
    posted by michael on Tuesday November 18 2003, @11:49AM

    CBJ writes "I haven't seen any comments on the apparent shrinkage of the .info and .biz zone files. Both started to decrease around the 2 year anniversary of their first filings. I assume this was caused by the non renewal of the initial 2 year registrations. Based on my zone file retrievals, this is what I have encountered:

    The .info count peaked at about 1,184,000 on 13 September 2003. On 15 November the count was about 1,104,500. (http://www.afilias.info/gateway/index_html)

    The .biz count peaked at about 1,055,00 on 6 November 2003. On 15 November the count was about 1,008,000. (http://www.neulevel.biz."




    "Can anyone confirm the drop in registrations? I have not seen anything mentioned on the Afilias or NeuLevel sites.

    Interesting to see this happen just as ICANN gets in gear for new sTLD's and eventually new gTLD's."

     
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    by GeorgeK on Tuesday November 18 2003, @12:02PM (#12653)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    Those numbers are consistent with those provided at DailyChanges.com [dailychanges.com], where .info/biz deletions exceed new registrations these days.
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    Are they even used?
    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday November 18 2003, @11:21PM (#12660)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    I have not observed people actually using either .biz or .info.

    I can't say that I have ever received more than one or two legitimate, non spam e-mails from people in .info or .biz. (There is, however, a lot of spams from those TLDs.)

    And my web logs show essentially zero activity from .biz or .info among several hundred thousand hits with the notable exception of does-not-exist.info.
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