.in domain names



.IN is the official extension of India.

It includes

  • a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • LiveDNS nameservers Anycast + DNSSEC
  • 10,000 aliases and forwarding addresses

Why .in?

Why get a .in domain name?

Created in 1989, .in is the geographic domain ending for India. Until 2005, .in registrations were restricted, but have since opened up. Add to that the fact that in 2010, the registry INRegistry, who is in charge of .in, launched a promotional campaign to encourage the adoption of this domain ending. The result was a half million domain names that today are still registered thanks to this ccampaign and .in is now a prominent domain ending used in every part of the country and beyond.

Orient towards the Indian market with a .in domain name

The .in domain ending is highly effective at orienting you towards India and it's large market, the second largest in terms of population in the world.

Because India is the country where e-commerce most rapidly growing in the world, individuals and businesses looking to launch a project using a .in domain name will be able to grow quickly. Currently, 40% of .in registrations come from outside of India.

Cultivate your business's identity with a .in domain name

Thanks to a registration period between one and ten years, moderate pricing, and syntax that allows for between 3 and 63 character domain names, .in is open to innovation in domain names and choosing your domain name carefully can make an impression, growing your business online and gaining true visibility.

.in domain prices



per year
  • From 1 to 10 years



  • Renews the domains for the minimum allowed duration



per year
  • From 1 to 9 years
  • Late renewal (domain suspended): 30 days after the domain's expiration date - $13.46
Pricing Options Prices for Canada, taxes excluded, in $ (CAD)

Other prices and periods


30 days after the late renewal period


the first year, then renewal at normal price

Owner Change


Does not change the expiration date

Period before release

Pending Delete

5 days

after the restoration period

Rules and particularities of .in domain names


NIXI (National Internet eXchange of India)

Technical operator
Creation date


Related Contract

View the .in contract

.IN domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by the Registry NIXI since July 2008.

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .IN is open to anyone.

Syntax: From 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place and third and fourth place).

IDN: No.

Registration period: 1 to 10 years.

Second-level extensions: yes, https://www.registry.in/policies.


Renewal: Domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 30 days following the expiration date.

Disputes: INDRP.

Transfer (change of Registrar): The process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status and is older than 60 days. The effective transfer renews the domain name for one year.

Change of Ownership: Available on our interface, the procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domain name owner. The expiration date remains unchanged.

Deletion process: Quarantine of 30 days, see this table.

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