Who will man the back-office for India’s .IN internet registry? Right now, it is a battle between two global operators, and the jury’s still out on who will bag the deal.
Will it be Afilias, which has been managing the .IN registry since 2005, or Neustar, who may have emerged the lowest bidder? Afilias’ contract expires later this year.
“Neustar is the lowest bidder, but the contract is not yet finalised. There is a committee which is looking into the technical aspects of the bid,” said a senior official at the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), which floated the tender.