In this article, we will discuss about domain name industry in India. You’ll be presented with domain categories, domain stats and facts about IN domains.
Let’s dive into domains.
With over 500 Million people accessing Internet, India is second largest online services market beside China. By 2022, India’s Internet users will grow to 750 Million users as per industry growth patterns.
There are 5.3 million domain names registered by businesses and individuals in India, with the 2 most popular IN Domain extensions being .com and .in, the only 2 with more than one million registrations.
Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) vs Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLD)
There are two types of top-level domains (TLDs). Country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), are those representing a country or state, such as .in, .us, and .uk. Generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are those such as .com, .net, and .org. Between 1984 and 2013, only 22 gTLDs existed, with .com representing half of all domain names registered.
Of the 315 million domain names registered around the world at the end of 2017, ccTLDs such as .in, .cn and .eu etc, accounted for 40.5% of all registrations, legacy gTLDs such as .com and .net accounted for 52% and new gTLDs the remaining 7.5%.
Facts on India Domains
India is one of the fastest growing Internet market and it needs its own identity. That’s where .IN domain comes into picture.
The .IN country code top level domain name ( ccTLD) is a domain extension for India. Just like COM or any other domain users can use it for Websites, Emails, Applications.
Anyone can register from any country too. There are no restrictions on IN domain usage.
The .IN domain is managed by IN Registry by NIXI, the National Internet Exchange of India. It’s a government of India enterprise.
IN Registry have been aggressively promoting .IN domain and other India domain extensions across the country.
The .IN domain names are available for signup through FastWebHost India. The .IN domains are easy to buy, easy to use, fast and reliable!
Why .IN domain Names?
Well, as we discussed earlier India needs its own identity on the Internet. Our country and our own domain name. That’s the future. Period. Here are the top logical reasons for IN domain names.
India’s Official Domain Name
.IN is a unique symbol of India on the Internet. It’s official domain extension for India.
Best for local businesses
Many successful Internet companies use COM domain for global Websites and .IN domain for Indian users. For Example: AMAZON.IN, GOOGLE.IN, APPLE.IN and etc.
Millions of Domains Registered
Recently the IN Registry witnessing unprecedented growth for IN domain names in India. More people or businesses are embracing IN domains in a big way. Kudos to IN Registry efforts on that front.
Second-Level IN Domains
IN Registry allow second level domain extensions for IN Domain. Here are the list of second level domain extensions and their applications.
.in (available to anyone; used by companies, individuals, and organizations in India)
.co.in (for banks, registered companies, and trademarks)
.firm.in (for shops, partnerships, liaison offices, sole proprietorships)
.net.in (for Internet service providers)
.org.in (for non-profit organizations)
.gen.in (for general/miscellaneous use)
.ind.in ( for individuals)
Few domains extensions are reserved for use by qualified institutions in India:
.ernet.in (Older, for both educational and research institutes)
.ac.in (Academic institutions)
.edu.in (Educational institutions)
.res.in (Indian research institutes)
.gov.in (Indian government)
.mil.in (Indian military organizations)
nic.in ( National Informatics Center)
Internationalised IN domain names
Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) are domain names represented in local language characters. India is planning to introduce Internet domain names in all languages soon.
Internationalized Domain Name (IDN)
.bharat in Devanagari
.bharat in Bangla
.bharat in Telugu
.bharat in Gujarati
.bharat in Urdu
.bharat in Tamil
.bharat in Gurumukhi (Punjabi)
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Sources: Wikipedia, other domain stats websites