FAQ: What extensions are available for Indian domain names

IDN

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  • .in
  • co.in
  • net.in
  • org.in
  • firm.in
  • gen.in (general)
  • ind.in (individuals)
The following zones are reserved for use by qualified organizations in India.
  • ac.in (Academic)
  • res.in (Indian research institutes)
  • edu.in (Indian colleges and universities)
  • gov.in (Indian government)
  • mil.in (Indian military)
Taken from Policies

Thanks for your infos Steve,

so, except .in & .co.in
all other extensions was no value :confused:
 
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Jeff

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so, except .in & .co.in
all other extensions was no value :confused:
Premium terms in other extensions can be worth something. As well, if you're going to develop a website and don't want to spend a lot on a domain, the other extensions can be worth using.
 

IDN

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Premium terms in other extensions can be worth something. As well, if you're going to develop a website and don't want to spend a lot on a domain, the other extensions can be worth using.

Thanks a lot Jeff,

So it sounds like that the ind.in is for individuals/personal use,
all others seems OK if use them for websites, but
only focus at .in & .co.in - if you plan to resell the domains?
 

IDN

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Thanks again -

I'm wonder why .net.in & .org.in are no/low commercial value -
even if with very nice keywords?
 

LLL.in King

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Thanks again -

I'm wonder why .net.in & .org.in are no/low commercial value -
even if with very nice keywords?
Well if you think about it, .in is still a budding extension relative to the vintage staples like .com,.net,.org,etc,so its not yet a "strong" extension yet. If you consider the fact that .net.in for example is much weaker than .in, then how does it stack up against other extensions in general? Its definitely much weaker. As far as india's ccTLDs go,expect most of the value in .in to remain between .in and .co.in.
 

IDN

New Member
Yes, probably you are right. thanks anyhow.

So, I'll build up some minisite or most of my .net.in / .org.in and .ind.in
 

Jeff

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.co.in is what has traditionally been used and is what has mindshare in India.
 

techpageseo

New Member
  • .in
  • co.in
  • net.in
  • org.in
  • firm.in
  • gen.in (general)
  • ind.in (individuals)
The following zones are reserved for use by qualified organizations in India.
  • ac.in (Academic)
  • res.in (Indian research institutes)
  • edu.in (Indian colleges and universities)
  • gov.in (Indian government)
  • mil.in (Indian military)
Taken from Policies
I think .in is better for all
indian sites
 

alok897

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Nice list of available India domain name extension and from my information .in(international) available for worldwide and .co.in is more popular Indian domain name estension.
 

ecomindia

Phir bhi dil hai hindustani!
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Dear Reseller,
We are excited to announce the launch of .IN.NET - India's New Domain Extension! With the internet users in India expected to triple within the next 3 years & the depleting domain pool in all major TLDs, .IN.NET is the need of the hour - equipping you with the ability to offer your Customers an alternate extension with a huge pool of available names at affordable prices.[h=2]What's in it for you?[/h][HR][/HR]
  • Brand new domain space - Unlimited earning potential for You!
  • Huge pool of available names - Offer your Customers short, generic, crisp names to choose from
  • Perfect Timing - With the increasing Domain Name consumption in India & depleting name pool in other TLDs, .IN.NET couldn't have come at a better time for your business
  • Unrestricted - Registration open to everyone around the world
  • No more compromises on your profit margin - Get .IN.NET for just $19.99 in theLandrush phase and $8.49 in the General Availability phase to price conscious Indian customers without reducing your profits
  • Decrease lead wastage - Considerably reduce the number of customers lost on your website due to domain non-availability!
[h=2]How can you leverage .IN.NET?[/h][HR][/HR]Cash in on the .IN.NET Landrush & Trade Mark Claims phase starting on the 17th of June:
  • High-Revenue, High-Profit Opportunity
  • Give your customers a chance to grab their desired premium domainsbefore the name space opens to General Public
  • Zero Risk - Full refund in case of failed registrations
  • Trade Mark Claims - Special provision for brands to secure their namesbefore .IN.NET opens up for General Availability


IN.NET is your formula for success in the Indian market - affordable, available, open & unrestricted. Should you require any additional information about this mail, please feel free to get in touch with us.Regards,
Team ResellerClub
 

ecomindia

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ooooooops! but i read this article...

Ms. Neha Talks About .IN.NET – The Newest TLD to Hit the Indian market at WHD.India 2013

Posted by Dakshesh Verma on May 28, 2013
India sees the launch of a new TLD this year. .IN.NET, the newest extension launched by The Directi Group will be open for general availability from 1st August 2013.
Ms. Neha Naik, Sr. Manager, Strategic Partnerships, .IN.NET discussed the new TLD and the impact it is going to have on the Indian domain market in a session titled “.IN.NET: The newest TLD to hit the Indian market” at WHD.India 2013.
Kicking things off with brief overview of the domain landscape in India, Ms. Neha mentioned how even after ranking 3rd in the number of Internet users around the globe (US and China being No. 1 & 2 respectively), India has an Internet penetration rate of just 11%.
 
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itssri

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Does Ms. Neha even know what a TLD is?

.IN.NET is nothing but a second level domain in the NET TopLevelDomain. And the Turakhia gang is promoting it as a new TLD! They really need some lessons in copywriting! They might even have sold .AD.COM as a new TLD, but I guess that much talked (hyped) about million dollar purchase never got through (AOL has it now).

General public, please note, if you register anything under .IN.NET you will be having a "sub-domain" under a domain called in.net and it won't be under control of .IN registry, but under control of the registrant of in.net (a RADIX FZC of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates).

BTW, in.com is with Network18. Incidentally, it is registered through PDR LTD (of the Turakhias). Anyone want to have a go at the parked in.org ;)

DISCLOSURE: I had bad experience with ResellerClub reseller account, and I don't trust that group.
 

ankitpatel

New Member
Below are the country domain extensions for India. There are no restrictions on who can register second-level domains or most third-level domains. There are some restrictions under some specialized subdomains.

  • .in - Available to anyone; used by companies, individuals, and organizations in India
  • .co.in - Originally for banks, registered companies, and trademarks
  • .firm.in - Originally for shops, partnerships, liaison offices, sole proprietorships
  • .net.in - Originally for Internet service providers
  • .org.in - Originally for non-profit organizations
  • .gen.in - Originally for general/miscellaneous use
  • .ind.in - Originally for individuals
Six zones are reserved for use by qualified organizations in India:

  • .ac.in - Academic institutions
  • .edu.in - Educational institutions
  • .res.in - Indian research institutes
  • .gov.in - Indian government
  • .mil.in - Indian military
  • .nic.in - Reserved for India's National Informatics Centre, but in practice most Indian government agencies have domains with this extension..
 

Anayaa

Member
A very good bit of information for us beginners as well. I wondered if there were more than .in and .co.in. Trading in domain names is a "now" business and one needs to be up on all of the information. That's why I joined this forum - to learn more about the domain business.
 

Kimla

Member
Amazing. There are way more .in extensions than I realized. This thread would be great for beginners to look at and see all their options.
 
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