Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are domain names represented in local language characters. Such domain names could contain letters or characters from non-ASCII scripts. In India, the IN Registry is also responsible for registering IDNs in Indian Languages.
The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) offers IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) in any of the 22 official Indian languages in the country.
National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) is a not for profit organization working since 2003 for spreading the internet technology to the citizens of India through the following activities: -
• A relatively smaller proportion of the Indian population is English literate.
• IDNs will be enablers to help further increase the penetration of the Internet through the use of local languages and local vernacular content.
.IN is India's top-level domain on the Internet. Like .COM, .IN can be used for e-mail, Web sites, and other applications. But unlike other domains, .IN is a unique symbol of India and its role in the world.
The procedures for registering .IN names have been simplified. This allows anyone to register and use .IN domain names. Now .IN names are available for signup through a number of registrars. .IN domains are easy to buy, easy to use, fast and reliable!
INRegistry is the official .IN registry. It was appointed by the Government of India, and is operated under the authority of NIXI, the National Internet eXchange of India.
The new era for .IN began with a Sunrise Period. Owners of registered Indian trademarks or service marks who wished to protect their marks were given the opportunity to apply for .IN domain names before the general public. Sunrise applications were taken from January 1 to January 21, 2005. The date for the opening of real-time, open registration for the general public was February 16, 2005.
Now, .IN domain names are available to anyone! Companies, individuals, and organizations in India and abroad are eligible.
Use the WHOIS search to see if the name you want is available! When you find yours, go to the next step.
To register, visit the list of Accredited .IN Registrars. These companies are authorized to sell .IN domains to the public.
To know more information about pricing, available extensions, etc, click here.
Source : NIXI