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Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs)

Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are domain names represented in local language characters. Such domain names could contain letters or characters from non-ASCII scripts. In India, the INRegistry is also responsible for registering IDN in Indian Languages.

Why IDN?

• A very small proportion of the Indian population is English literate.
• IDN will be an enabler to increase the penetration of the Internet through the use of local languages and help penetrate local content.

International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has delegated IDN in seven Indian Languages to NIXI.

Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Language Generic Language Policies
.भारत .Bharat in Devanagari Devanagari Language policies
.ভারত .Bharat in Bengali Bengali & Manipuri Language policies
.భారత్ .Bharat in Telugu Telugu Language policies
.ભારત .Bharat in Gujarati Gujarati Language policies
. بھارت .Bharat in Urdu Urdu Language policies
.இந்தியா .Bharat in Tamil Tamil Language policies
.ਭਾਰਤ .Bharat in Gurumukhi (Punjabi) Gurumukhi Language policies

This phase of .भारत IDN registrations launch will be for the Devanagari Script.

• All the registrants of .भारत IDNs will be bound by the IDN Terms and Conditions For Registrants (PDF Format), which may be amended by .IN Registry from time to time. All the registrars shall be required to include the “IDN Terms and Conditions for Registrants” into their registration agreement with their registrants.

• You should also check the .भारत Registrant IDN FAQs for more information.

.भारत IDN registrations will be beginning on 15th August 2014, when ‘Sunrise A’ would start. The launch schedule is as follows:

Sr. No Phase Date / Time
1. Sunrise A Start: 15th August, 2014 at 09:00 IST [03:30 UTC]
End: 15th September, 2014 at 20:29 IST [14:59 UTC]
2. Sunrise B Start: 1st September, 2014 at 20:30 IST [15:00 UTC]
End: 15th September, 2014 at 20:29 IST [14:59 UTC]
3. Quiet Period Start: 16th September, 2014 at 20:30 IST [15:00 UTC]
End: 30th September, 2014 at 20:29 IST [14:59 UTC]
4. Sunrise C Start: 1st October, 2014 at 20:30 IST [15:00 UTC]
End: 31st October, 2014 at 20:29 IST [14:59 UTC]
5. Quiet Period Start: 1st November, 2014 at 20:30 IST [15:00 UTC]
End: 17th November, 2014 at 20:29 IST [14:59 UTC]
6. General Availability 18th November, 2014 at 09:00 IST [03:30 UTC] onwards

Note :
Types of Sunrise
• Sunrise A : Indian Registrant holding Indian Trade marks
• Sunrise B : Overseas Registrant holding Indian Trade Marks
• Sunrise C : Existing Registrant holding ASCII domain name .in

• Applications must be submitted to the registry through an accredited registrar.

Affidavit form (.PDF document). This form must be notarized and sent to the Registry along with your proof of trademark paperwork. Please contact your sponsoring registrar for the instructions.

Applications will be taken for domains in the following zones:

Punycode Native /TLD String in English Language Script
xn--h2brj9c भारत Bharat Hindi
Bodo(Boro)
Dogri
Konkani
Maithili
Marathi
Nepali
Sindhi
Devanagari
xn--i1b1b4ch5i.xn--h2brj9c कंपनी.भारत Company.bharat Hindi
Bodo(Boro)
Dogri
Konkani
Maithili
Marathi
Nepali
Sindhi
Devanagari
xn--j2bsq2bc9f.xn--h2brj9c विद्या.भारत
(Exclusive registrar: ERNET)
Vidya.bharat Hindi
Bodo(Boro)
Dogri
Konkani
Maithili
Marathi
Nepali
Sindhi
Devanagari
xn--11b7cb3a6a.xn--h2brj9c सरकार.भारत
(Exclusive Registrar NIC)
Sarkar.bharat Hindi
Bodo(Boro)
Dogri
Konkani
Maithili
Marathi
Nepali
Sindhi
Devanagari