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Will .co.in domains become more mainstream?

Because so many .com's are already taken

5:55 pm on Aug 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Although India as a country is experiencing massive growth the overall online world can't be compared to the US.

I would therefore think that Indian companies or Indian web entrepreneurs who are getting into the business won't be able to get the .com names they want.

When talking to Indians they generally say that .com is the most dominant domain within India at present.

But does anyone in India think that because so many good .com's are gone many firms will have to buy .co.in resulting in those domains become perhaps on a par with the .coms?

2:37 pm on Aug 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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India opened up registration of .in domains back in 2005 [webmasterworld.com]. Prior to that, in 2004, I was a bit interested as well:

India domains (.in) [webmasterworld.com]

I was curious about the state of .IN domain names as I don't see them too often. I was shocked to learn that in a nation of over a billion people that only 6508 .IN domains have been registered. The prices didn't look too high to me. Why has the uptake of this domain space been so slow?

The uptake after the opening up of the second level .in TLD has been amazing in comparison. I think the uptake of .in names has been quite healthy for a newly opened second level ccTLD.

11:30 pm on Aug 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have many developed .in websites, but don't buy .co.in domains. There are more than 200,000 .in domains registered, you can check the inregistry for exact figures.

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