.BHARAT is coming for IDN

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  1. RetiredMember

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    ANOTHER FIRST NEWS FROM MITSU - (.भारत )

    As We discussed earlier with most of the Mitsu customers that very soon we have .bharat (.भारत) for IDN is coming and same is now confirmed.

    All most all newspaper in India carried this article today but the best one is in DNA newspaper in Mumbai edition .

    We observe that lot of Mitsu customers already jumped to register domain name in .IN and .com namespace with word BHARAT in it.
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    Surely people should be buying भारत names?
     
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    skyshipper India Active Member

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    wow, this is going to be significant, what is it like will it be idn.भारत or abcd.भारत
    and how will it work on the local browsers without idn support? will it have any registration restrictions, and any price news,
    regards
     
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    it will be in fully in regional languages like (in hindi) यात्रा.भारत and if you go for Gujarati .भारत then same string will fully be in Gujarati યાત્રા.ભારત and so on
     
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    That's very good news!

    Any information as to the date this will start?

    How will these be issued?

    Will the prices be the same as .in domains?
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    Be very wary here.

    Go for the very premium names in the Indian languages as they will have some value. Secondary names will take a very long time to achieve any value.

    The .com/.net of all good IDN India names have long gone and they will be your competition.

    This of course is simply my opinion.
     
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    Thanks for the tips wot!

    Out of curiosity, by "long gone" what year(s) do you mean?
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    I think you will find some were registered back in 2000 :eek:
     
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    I didn't know you could register IDN domains that far back!
     
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    I read the DNA article and I am not clear whether it will be new domain extensions or CDAC will map the Indian Language Scripts to existing Domains?
    Here is the Quote from the DNA Article.
    In India, the Centre for Advanced Computing (C-DAC), which has its headquarters in Pune, is ready with the technology to effect the change for Indians.
    “So far, we had control only over websites with the suffix .in. This suffix will soon be replaced with .bharat in the scheduled Indian languages,”
    said Mahesh Kulkarni, group coordinator, C-DAC GIST (graphics and intelligence based script technology).
    Once domain names in Indian scripts come into existence, Google could be written as www .google.bharat (in Indian scripts) and C-DAC: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing as www. cdac.bharat
    Indian scripts would also be enabled for suffixes such as .org and .co​
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    Most certainly, I think it was mid/end 2000- I have a few including www.红旗.com (Red Flag) from November 2000.
     
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    Dates are not yet declared ...
    In our opinion New IDN will be issued in same manner as .IN issued .. first to TM holders and then to public.
    Pricing is not yet clear .... but In our opinion will be same as .co.in domains, to popularize the new extension.

    It will be new extension only, existing domains (.in and .co.in etc.) has nothing to do with new extension.

    Things are not cleared yet as same discussion is going since last one and half years, may be same will speed up now.
     
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    Thanks Mitsu!
     
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    Will existing acsii .co.in/.in holders have any first option similar to tm's?
     
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    Cannot say at this stage but same is in discussion, there are lot of technical problems in that ? Just wait for detail from .IN registry ....
     
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    Premature IDN TLD Hopes

    The announcements about .bharat appear misleading and premature. The application process does not begin until November 16, 2009. Only government-sector organizations appear qualified to apply.

    Details here:

    ICANN | ICANN Bringing the Languages of the World to the Global Internet

    There are technical issues with Devanagari character sets that need to be resolved prior to an application being filed. Better to start properly, rather than having to undergo disruptive modifications after domains have been assigned.

    See:

    http://www.language.brown.edu/Sanskrit/VedicUnicode/passages/n3488r3-vedic.pdf

    Thanks to Ashisk Shukla: Ashish SHUKLA (abbe) - Identi.ca
     
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    @DomainWalla, thanks for the info.

    The fact that plans for IDNs are moving forward is what's so exciting. I think most of us are realistic in our expectations, and know they'll be many setbacks, delays and problems before such IDNs are properly in place. :eek: ;)
     
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    Net turns truly Indian as .bharat goes online from 2010

    Net turns truly Indian as .bharat goes online from 2010- Internet-Infotech-The Economic Times

    Interesting note
    "The first right of refusal for .bharat URLs will be given to those with .in registration. For example, a google.co.in or a Yahoo.co.in will get the first right of refusal to have a google.bharat or yahoo.bharat in Indian languages. "

    Most press reporters in India still still mean .co.in when they refer to .in registration.
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but does it mean the .co.in or the .in gets precedent or not yet defined?
     
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    does the registration launch on nov 16th?