Country Code TLD Registrations---.IN registrations

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.IN Registrations

.IN is the country code TLD for India; however, India has made its name space available to any interested registrants, regardless of residency.

.IN Residency Requirements

.IN is an open registry; you do not have to be a resident or business operator in India to register a .IN domain.

There are certain names that are not available for registration. All one-character and two-character domains, are reserved by government and NIXI order, and are not available to the public. In addition, the following restrictions apply to .IN domain names:

  • Minimum length for the second level domain name is three characters.

  • Maximum name length (excluding "http://www" and ".IN") is 63 characters.

  • Only letters, digits, and hyphens will be accepted in a domain name. Names cannot begin or end with hyphens.

A complete list of reserved names can be found at:

The following third level domains are also available:

  • .CO.IN

  • .FIRM.IN

  • .ORG.IN

  • .IND.IN

  • .NET.IN

  • .GEN.IN

The minimum registration period for .IN domains is one year and the maximum is ten years.