.desi domain names



.desi is a generic TLD dedicated to cultures of the Indian sub-continent: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka.

It includes

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

Termination of registry agreement with ICANN - No new registrations possible

The registry, Desi Networks LLC, has decided to terminate its registry agreement for .desi administration. In consequence ICANN is placing the .desi into the Emergency Back-End Registry Operator (EBERO) program to ensure the continued operation of the existing .desi domain names:


What's EBERO?: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/ebero-2013-04-02-en

Consequences of EBERO:

  • Existing domain names will remain registered and will continue to resolve.
  • Existing domain names do not expire but retain their existing expiration dates.
  • Updates to existing domains are limited to only those affecting domain contacts and DNS.
  • It is no longer possible to create new .desi domain names.
  • It is no longer possible to renew, delete, or transfer an existing .desi domain name.

Why .desi?

Geolocalize your site with a .desi domain name

A recently added domain ending, .desi is dedicated to the countries of the Indian subcontinent and South Asia:

  • India
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka

In Sanskrit, "desi" means "homeland" or "country." Buying a .desi domain name lets you reach specifically internet users familiar witth this concept, or with a relationship to the countries and cultures of South Asia.

When should you opt for a .desi domain name?

A .desi domain name is particularly relevant for those working in the tourism or cultural industries, whose main business is linked to the Indian subcontinent and South Asia. A .desi domain name is also an excellent choice for individuals wishing to create travel blogs, or even looking to move to this part of the world.

A more impactful domain name with .desi

Anyone can register a .desi domain name, and there are no special conditions or restrictions. The .desi domain ending can also be used as an acronym. For example, Dark Spectroscopic Instrument and the Digital Economy and Society Index are known by the DESI acronym. That way, you can register a relevant, impactful, and memorable domain name to use for your web address.

.desi 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): 45 days after the domain's expiration date - ₹2,467.88
Pricing Options Prices for India, taxes excluded, in ₹ (INR)

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 .desi domain names

EBERO technical operator
Creation date


Related Contract

View the .desi contract

.desi domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited for .desi since July 2014.

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .desi is open to everyone..

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

IDN (accented domain names): No.

Registration period: 1 to 10 years.

Second-level extensions: No.


Renewal: Domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date.

Disputes: URS and UDRP.

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, does not expire soon, is older than 60 days and has not been transferred in the last 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 domaine name owner. Expiration date remains unchanged.

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

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