.Info is a generic top-level domain (gTLD). The name Info is derived from information. The .Info domain is launched in 2003. There was a Sunrise period for trademark owners. Actually, that’s the first time such a process had ever been conducted for a new gTLD. Nowadays, anyone can obtain .info domain at a cheap price.
Everyone at least once got a spam or scam email from a .info website. There are many discussions on the Internet from people asking how to block all emails coming from .info. Even if your site and emails are not spammy, your emails may get tagged as spam because all the spam coming from .info.
Spammers register hundreds and sometimes even thousands of domains a year. Most of those sites get shut down or blacklisted. .Info domains are cheap and easy to register. And that’s why spammers love them. But they’re cheap only for the first year. Renewal taxes are often more expensive than .com domains, and that’s why so many .info sites have been heavily abused and abandoned after the first 12 months.
No, I haven’t seen a .info site to rank anywhere well in Google. The dot Info sites may not directly be considered as bad for SEO by Google but people do not trust .info sites. And that makes it really hard for a dot info website to become a successful brand. Also, less people would click on a .info site in the search results and less people would link out to .info site – both very important ranking factors.
There is only one website in top 500 of the most important sites in the Internet. And it’s aboutads.info.
I asked a bunch of experts such as Rand Fihskin, Matthew Capala, Zac Johnson, Shane Barker, Luke Fitz, Srish Agrawal to tell me their opinion about dot info domains.
All of them confirmed that .info sites are not a good choice.
— Georgi Todorov (@GeorgiTodorovBG) July 8, 2018