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About .in Domains

.IN Registry aka as NIXI (National Internet exchange of India)is the sponsor and GoDaddy Registry is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .in extension that represents India.

Who can register .in domains?

Anyone can register .in,,,,,, and domain names.

  • .in: Intended for India businesses or individuals.
  • Intended for commercial entities.
  • Intended for firms and companies.
  • Intended for general use.
  • Intended for private individuals.
  • Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers.
  • Intended for non-profit organizations.

Registration restrictions

When registering a .in domain, you must follow specific requirements.

  • Must use: 3 - 63 Characters
  • Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters of the domain name)
  • Cannot use: Special characters (e.g., & and #)
  • IDNs: Not supported


  • Registration length: 1 - 10 years
  • Renewal length: 1 - 10 years
    • Your .in domain name renews on its expiration date. Auto-renewal is attempted on the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal 10 days later. If the second renewal attempt fails, we try again 5 days after that.
    • If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 17th day after the expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. See Renew my expired domains for instructions on the redemption.
    • For example: Your .in domain name expires on October 10. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on October 10, October 20, and October 25.
  • Backorders: Not supported
  • Transfers to GoDaddy: Supported
    • Must use: 2 - 63 (IND.IN only)
  • Transfers away from GoDaddy: Supported
  • Transfers to another GoDaddy account: Supported
    • Restricted for 10 days following registration.
  • Basic privacy protection: Not supported
  • Protection plan upgrades: Supported (during registration only)
  • Cash Parking: Not supported
  • Contact Updates: Supported

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 2-13 Nameservers
  • Can use: IPv4
  • Cannot use: IPv6, DNSSEC


For details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms, then Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.

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