.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

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 - $29.99
Pricing Options Prices for United States, taxes excluded, in $ (USD)

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


DESI Networks, LLC

Creation date


Related Contract

View the .desi contract

.DESI domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by DESI Networks, LLC 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 during general availability, 1 year during both Sunrise and Landrush periods. 10 years for defensive registration (domain name not activated but may not be registered by third parties).
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 depends on your validation (by email) and renews the domain name for one year.
Change of Ownership: available on our interface. The current procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domaine name owner. Expiration date is unchanged.
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table

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