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.com and .in are India's top registered TLDs. Know why .IN Online Identity is Crucial To Your Business!
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According to datareportal, in January 2021, 624.0 million were internet users. From 2020 to 2021, the number of internet users in India increased by 47 million.

So far, India’s top-level domain name .in and are the top registered domain names. According to Verisign, Internet had 364.6 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains at the end of quarter three of 2021.

As of April 2021 Statista, .com, and .in are the most popular top-level domain names worldwide.

According to Domain Name Stat, .com, .in, and .org are the top most TLD registered in India.

.in domain registration count reached to 3,015,693 in 2020.

.in is the country-code Top-Level Domain Name (ccTLD) for India.

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When to use .in?

Because it’s the easiest way to show your targeted audience that you serve the best for locals. .in is India’s most registered domain name as many businesses headway in the country because of the fastest-growing economy. .in can be registered by anyone from any country.

.in is managed by the National Internet Exchange of India  (NIXI). NIXI is a non-profit company promoted by the Department of Information Technology (DIT) in association with the Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI). However, .IN registry assign the registration to the accredited registrars.

.in domain name can be used for website, email, and applications.

Why .in domain name?

.in domain name is:

  • Make your searches more local.
  • Easy to buy, use, fast, and reliable,
  • Cost-effective,
  • Eye-catchy and easy-to-remember,
  • Can target Indian audience directly, 
  • Constructs more trust,
  • Official domain name extension for India,
  • Best for local business
  • For instance, multinational organizations like Google, Apple, Amazon have,, domain names for Indian users whereas these organizations use .com websites for global users,
  • Millions of domains names are available and registered with .in domain name extension.


Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) are presented in the local language. 

Internationalized Domain Name (IDN)
Languages supported
Generic Language Policies
.Bharat in Devanagari Script
Hindi, Bodo(Boro), Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, and Sindhi-Devanagari
.Bharat in Bengali Script
Bengali and Manipuri
.Bharat in Telugu Script
.Bharat in Tamil Script
.Bharat in Gurumukhi (Punjabi)

What is a Third-level domain name?

Third-level domain names come before the second-level domain name.

Instance: 1 – our website name is, here Second-Level Domain is “netspcaeindia” and .com is Top-Level Domain (TLD). 

Instance: 2 – In, “office” is the third-level domain, “netspaceindia” is the second-level domain, and .com is the TLD.

Third level .in domain names

Here is the list of .in domain names with their applications. Second level domain name with .in extension is allowed by IN Registry.

.in can be used by any organization or individual or company in India.

1) – used by non-profit organizations,

2) – used by Internet Service Providers,

3) – used by registered companies, banks, and trademarks,

4) – For general purpose,

5) – used for proprietorships, partnership, shops, or liaison offices,

6) – for individual purpose.

.in Domains Reserved for qualified institutes in India

1) – used for Indian military organizations.

2) – used for Indian government websites or applications or emails in India.

3) – used for Educational institutions

4) – used for Indian research institutes

5) – used for Academic institutions

6) – used for educational and research institutes

7) – used in National Informatics Center

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Whether to rank locally or globally?

Ranking globally is anytime good only when you have a multinational company. People who can bring business to you, your potential buyers within your region and country should rank you well. It is better to rank for your targeted audience and region or country than to rank now where. What’s the use of ranking well in other countries when your business and users belong locally?

All the above statistics are referred from Statista, Verisign, and Domain Name Stat respectively.

Yes, .in domain name or websites can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Using ccTLD doesn’t affect your SEO ranking.

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