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The winners of the .INFO Awards are announced

Afilias Global Registry Services presents awards to the three best .INFO sites from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to iRights.info, GPS-tour.info and wilderkaiser.info.

Munich, June 09, 2008 - The judges and Internet users from the region have selected the winners of the 2008 .INFO Awards program from several hundred submitted .INFO Web sites. iRights.info was chosen as the favorite one, followed by GPS-tour.info and wilderkaiser.info. The Award is created by global domain name registry Afilias in media-cooperation with INTERNET WORLD Business.

As the best .INFO web site, iRights.info was rewarded with 10,000 euros. iRights provides comprehensive information on copyright in the digital age. In addition to current information on the legal situation of copyrights in Germany, the site explains legal information about the digital world to members of the public.

In addition to online voters, our a select group of judges rated the sites. The panel of judges is made up five experts of the online sector: Philipp Grabensee, Chairman of the Afilias Board of Directors; Dominik Grollmann, chief editor of INTERNET WORLD Business; Tania Leuschner, Head of Content Operations Marketing live! of Vodafone D2 GmbH; Christian Paavo Spieker, CEO of One Advertising AG; and Richard Wein, CEO of nic.at.

Two Austrian website operators claimed second and third place, awarded with 5.000 euros and 3.000 euros respectively. GPS-tour.info was awarded second place and offers free tours with GPS tracking for famous outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, skiing etc. Wilderkaiser.info won third place and is a tourism portal that features the Austrian region called “Wilder Kaiser.”

For more detailed information on the progress of the voting and the prizes, please visit www.info-award.info. The .INFO Award is sponsored by Huynh Communications, InterNetX, Key-Systems, Sedo, and united-domains.

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Monday, June 9, 2008