NIXI Offers free Domain in Local Indian Languages

NIXI Offers free Domain in Local Indian Languages

News: The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) has announced that it will offer a free IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) in any of their preferred 22 official Indian languages along with every IN domain booked by the registrar.

Facts:

  • NIXI: It is a not for profit Organization established under section 8 of the Companies Act 2013 in 2003.
  • Purpose: It was set up for peering of ISPs among themselves for the purpose of routing the domestic traffic within the country, instead of taking it all the way to US/Abroad thereby resulting in better quality of service (reduced latency) and reduced bandwidth charges.
  • Objectives:
    • To promote the Internet.
    • To set up, when needed, in select location(s)/parts/regions of India Internet Exchanges/Peering Points.
    • To enable effective and efficient routing, peering, transit and exchange of the Internet traffic within India.
    • To continuously work for enhancing and improving the quality of Internet and Broadband services.
    • Set up. Internet Domain Name Operations and related activities.
  • Managed by: NIXI is managed and operated on a Neutral basis, in line with the best practices for such initiatives globally.
  • India’s Country Code: “.IN” is India’s Country Code Top Level domain (ccTLD).The Govt. of India delegated the operations of INRegistry to NIXI in 2004.

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