|TLD type Country code top-level domain|
Sponsor National Internet Exchange of India
Intended use Entities connected with India
.in is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for India. The domain is operated by INRegistry under the authority of NIXI, the National Internet Exchange of India. INRegistry was appointed by the government of India.
As of 2005, liberalised policies for the .in domain allow unlimited second-level registrations under .in. Unlimited registrations under the previously structured existing zones are also allowed:
Six zones are reserved for use by qualified institutions in India:
Before the introduction of liberalised registration policies for the .in domain, only 7000 names had been registered between 1992 and 2004. As of March 2010, the number had increased to over 610,000 domain names, with 60% of registrations coming from India, and the rest from overseas. By October 2011, the number had surpassed 1 million domain names. As of March 2016 the number has more than doubled to over 2 million domain names.
The domain .nic.in is reserved for India's National Informatics Centre, but in practice most Indian government agencies have domains ending in .nic.in.
Internationalised domain names and country codes
India plans to introduce internationalised domain names, that is domain names in 22 local languages used in India. These internationalised domain names will be used together with fifteen new top domains for India.
These top domains are:
The rest are yet not available (as of October 2016):
In 2016 an application for eight further domains were accepted. They are not yet available (as of October 2016):