Beach-related .INFO Registrations Surge in time for Clean Beach Week
With all the news stories about BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, vacationers are looking for popular and unaffected beaches to visit this summer. Beaches are America’s top tourist destination , generating more than $640 billion per year for the U.S. economy. A survey by National Geographic Traveler and Yahoo! Travel found that, “cleanliness was the most important factor in picking which beach to go to.” July 1-7, 2010 was Clean Beach Week in the United States. This is an entire week devoted to providing information to people on how and why they should keep our beaches clean.
Given both the start of the summer season and the timing of this important awareness week, we thought it would be interesting to see how beach-related registrations are faring in the .INFO top-level domain (TLD).
Over 9500 registrations of names containing the string “beach” exist in the .INFO registry today. Moreover, this May, there were 800 new .INFO names registered containing the string “beach,” a 400% increase over the same month in 2009. Whether related to the oil spill, a growing interest in Clean Beaches Week or some other cause, May of 2010 has been the highest month for beach-related .INFO registrations in the last 3 years.
Now more than ever, people are searching for information on where they can find clean beaches to visit and .INFO website publishers such as jensenbeachflorida.info and labeaches.info are putting their information where people will find it—the .INFO domain!
We want to help keep Clean Beach week’s movement rolling all summer long! This summer make sure you are doing your part to help keep our beaches clean. Below are a few useful tips on how you can make your next beach holiday a clean one!
• Leave no trace: whatever you bring to the beach, take home!
• Only bring reusable items. Try to avoid disposable coolers and cups.
• If you do bring plastic bags, make sure to secure them. This will ensure that they do not blow away.
• Bring a bag strictly to dispose of trash. If you see any trash lying on the beach, even if it was not put there by you, pick it up!