While the procurement guidelines for .in domains were still very stringent some years ago, the system was loosened significantly in 2006. In practical terms, every webmaster and administrator worldwide is able to buy or register their personal .in domain. Especially companies and individuals with cultural, economic or ethnic connections to India often buy .in domains. Thus, with optimal search engine optimisation, very good rankings in the Indian region can be achieved - furthermore, the local top-level domains of India immediately show the prospective buyer an orientation towards India. As a result, click rates should be significantly higher with a .in domain in India than with a .de domain.
Benefits for administrators lie in the simple and convenient registration of .in domain - all steps can be carried out online to buy the domain. Between 3 and 63 characters are available to you for choosing a domain name - special characters are not allowed, but purely digit domains are.
The .in domain is very similar to many other top-level country-specific domains, including the ccTLD for the Switzerland. ch, the .eu domain for the European Union and the .tw domain for Taiwan. Also, generic top-level domains or misused ccTLDs are related to the .in domain, such as the .tv domain for Tuvalu or the world's most popular .com domain.
Thanks to the loosening and adaptation of the procurement rules for the .in domain, significantly more domains have been registered in recent years. It used to be very difficult for interested webmasters to buy or register the domain they were looking for - this process is now conveniently online and at the most fair terms.
The Indian administrator "INRegistry" has to this day failed to disclose the number of registered domains - however, it's reasonable to assume that there are already a relatively large number of attractive domains available for benefits to Indian companies and individuals. If your Internet address is still free, you should buy as soon as possible or register to score in the Indian region with your online offer.