Over fifty thousand .info domains were activated over the weekend by Afilias Limited. Afilias has been allocated the responsibility of administering .info by ICANN and expects to add another 250 000 names this week.

And it's the first major addition to the Internet's addressing system since the 1980s.

But how are companies using it? Dell has one, but dell.info simply redirects to dell.com. I'm sure that some evolters can add lists of well-used .info domains as comments below.

If you want to find out more about the .info namespace, try Afilias, or read more about the release at Australian IT.

At the time of publishing, there was no information on the .info release at either CNET or Wired.com.