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By order of the court: Can’t register any “amulet” #domains in #India

If you planned to register “amulet” domains in India with registrars such as GoDaddy, Big Rock or Freenom, forget about it. Why would that be impossible? In a landmark judgement to protect the originality of brands, the Delhi High Court has restrained domain registrars from selling or offering for sale domain names with “Amul” as […]

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#Sedo has some LLL #domains in auction for $99 dollars!

If you’re looking for a three letter domain name, now it’s your chance! Our sponsor, Sedo, is auctioning off a total of 200 three letter domain names, all in the dot .IN ccTLD. Indians aren’t the only ones that can bid, as the .IN ccTLD is open to registrations worldwide. Sedo’s list of domains includes […]

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#Neustar officially the back-end manager of dot .IN #domains on behalf of #India

India is now officially entrusting its national ccTLD, dot .IN, to Neustar. The technology services company announced the completion of the final steps to providing full back-end support to the .IN domain Registry, Nixi. Some key points from the event: In August 2018 Neustar was awarded the contract to be Technical Service Provider (TSP) for […]

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“Fake #domain WHOIS” claims power MPA piracy cases in #India

If you are using India’s dot .IN domains to facilitate digital piracy, you are already in trouble. The Motion Picture Association (MPA) of Hollywood has come to an agreement with the Indian domain registry NIXI, enabling them to suspend pirate sites. What’s new in this approach is that such anty-piracy cases are powered by claiming […]

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#GoDaddy wants to conquer every tier 2 city in #India

GoDaddy bagged one million customers in India, and the biggest domain registrar in the world is only getting started. With 462 million Internet users, India is second only to China. So far, GoDaddy’s web hosting and cloud services have targeted the large metropolises of India. There are 51 million small and medium businesses, of which […]

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Indian tax agency tells #GoDaddy #domain registration income is “royalty”

The tax authority of India wants GoDaddy to pay local tax for the registration of domain names. According to the Times of India,  the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in New Delhi has held GoDaddy to be liable to tax in India, on income earned from the registration of domain names. Legal processes take long […]

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Indian government blocks Archive.org

The government of India has blocked Archive.org thanks to a complaint by two Bollywood studios. Prakash Jha Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment chose to target infringing copies of their movies, through the High Court of the Judicature at Madras, rather than sending the Internet Archive a takedown notice. Archive.org responded to the incident: “After a […]

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GST and domains : Goods and Services Tax to mess things up in India

On July 1st, the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) is hitting online transactions in India. The measure has a lot of potential to disrupt online activities, including those related to domain name registration, negatively. What is the Indian Goods and Services Tax? Currently, Indian e-commerce web sites do not collect any tax in any […]

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Domainking.NG : Police report asserts “terrorist angle” to Indian registrar’s activities

Domainking.NG, a self-styled domain registrar asserting to be Nigeria’s top choice, is in trouble; its founders were arrested by the Pune city police early in February, accused of a variety of charges. The company’s founders operated Domainking.NG from Punjab, in India, and the local police is now taking a “terrorist angle” to the charges. According […]

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Head to India for DomainX 2016 – Get a free lunch pass

DomainX 2016 is getting closer; the domain networking event for professionals will be hosted in New Delhi, India, between August 5th and 7th. Hundreds of domain investors are expected to arrive for educating sessions full of networking opportunities. Among the speakers are popular domain investors, such as Frank Schilling, Ron Jackson, Samiran Gupta and Bill […]

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Jitendra Vaswani : Indian domainer and blogger speaks out

Jitendra Vaswani is an energetic domain investor and blogger from India. Like many young men in his country, he lived his early years under the social pressure exerted by family, friends and the education system: get a good paying job – blogging won’t pay the bills. Domain conferences in India, such as DomainX, are setting […]

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All treat and no trick : DomainX 2016 special “early bird” discount

Happy Halloween, and what a better time to offer some domainer candy, in the form of a massive 50% discount to DomainX 2016. The premier domain conference in India is already gearing up for the 2016 show, and is expected to draw record numbers of attendees. DomainX 2016 takes place in New Delhi, on August […]

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