Domains name in Indian regional languages – Dot bharat in the place of .co.in for country code
- Internet domains in 7 regional languages including Telugu.
- Might come into existence from next year onwards: IT department.
Central government is trying to start domain names in regional languages and thereby use dot bharat as country code instead of the present one, dot in. IT department says that there is possibility to initiate domain names in seven regional languages by 2011. Seven languages include Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu and Guajarati. The necessary requests are sent to International Conference for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the permission might be sent by the end of 2010. In the later stages, other languages are also used for the domain names.
In order to make the internet moreÂ Â accessible to majority of the population, central government has taken up this project. With the assistance of ICANN, IT department and C_DAC are working out on this project since three years. By this, the domain names can be made in regional languages that can be remembered by the user easily. Also, the country code dot in will be in the form of dot bharat for these regional language domains. Presently, almost eight crores of internet users are present in India. By introducing domain names in regional languages, this number will be increased.