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'.IN' domain names @ Rs 800 per year

January 05, 2005 14:55 IST

Net 4 India Ltd, a leading IP communications company and the recently appointed registrar for '.IN' domain names, is offering the in-country domain names at an annual fee of Rs 800 per name, wherein Rs 50 from each registration will be donated to the Tsunami Relief Fund.

To begin with, the applicants will have to book the .IN domain name for five years. They can also buy more in-country domain names such as .CO.IN, .FIRM.IN, .GEN.IN, .NET.IN, .ORG and .IND at Rs 400 each, the company said.

Net 4 India has beenĀ authorised to sell the in-country domain names from January 1, 2005.

Applicants can apply for .IN domain name online through company's Website.

Owners of registered Indian trademarks or service marks who wish to protect their marks will be given the opportunity to apply for .IN domain name before the general public, as per the regulations. Interested parties can apply for the .IN domain name in the sunrise period -- till January 21, 2005.

Applicants will be required to apply through an accredited registrar.

"We feel that at least 50,000 domain names should get registered till January 21, 2005. The sunrise period of 21 days gives the trademark holders a golden opportunity to get domain names before the offer is open to the general public," said Jasjit Sawhney, CEO, Net 4 India.

"We have a strong presence in 11 major cities which enables the companies to directly apply for registration thereby simplifying the process of application," he added.