.CO.IN – country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for India

Expand your global connection.

If you want your website, blog or store to stand out, get .CO.IN. Whether you’re marketing to customers in India or need a fun URL to promote a new product, an .CO.IN domain is the perfect choice.

  • Connect with millions of active Internet users in India and be ready for the millions of new Internet users predicted to go online in the coming years.
  • Expand your global presence with a domain that’s specific to India. Perfect for creating a targeted site or regional identity.
  • Protect your brand from competitors who might wish to take advantage of the name recognition generated by your popular .COM.
  • Create a blog or podcast to showcase the hottest trends in music, movies, fashion, and more — all the hot topics the “in crowd” can’t stop talking about.

About .CO.IN Domain

.CO.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 .CO.IN domain allow unlimited second-level registrations under .CO.IN. Unlimited registrations under the previously structured existing zones are also allowed:

  • .CO.IN (available to anyone; used by companies, individuals, and organizations in India)
  • .co.CO.IN (originally for banks, registered companies, and trademarks)
  • .firm.CO.IN (originally for shops, partnerships, liaison offices, sole proprietorships)
  • .net.CO.IN (originally for Internet service providers)
  • .org.CO.IN (originally for non-profit organizations)
  • .gen.CO.IN (originally for general/miscellaneous use)
  • .CO.INd.CO.IN (originally for individuals)

Six zones are reserved for use by qualified organizations in India:

  • .ac.CO.IN (Academic institutions)
  • .edu.CO.IN (Educational institutions)
  • .res.CO.IN (Indian research institutes)
  • .ernet.CO.IN (Older, for both educational and research institutes)
  • .gov.CO.IN (Indian government)
  • .mil.CO.IN (Indian military)

Before the introduction of liberalised registration policies for the .CO.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, rest from overseas. This domain is popular for domain hacks.

The domain .nic.CO.IN is reserved for India’s National Informatics Centre, but in practice most Indian government agencies have domains ending in .nic.CO.IN.