SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan 19, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hoping your Web site will become the next "in" thing on the Internet? GoDaddy.com, the world's largest domain name registrar, may be able to help. Go Daddy is adding .IN to its long list of domain offerings.
The .IN extension is actually the official country code top level domain (ccTLD) for India, but it's now available - through GoDaddy.com - for use as a domain by anyone in the world.
This wouldn't be the first time ccTLDs offered through Go Daddy have caught on beyond the country they represent. In January 2008, .ME - the country code of Montenegro - was introduced. In the last year, nearly 200,000 .ME domains have been registered for both personal and professional use.
"Go Daddy is making it easy for anyone interested in using a specific country code to have all their domains in one place," said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. "For anyone looking for both low prices and world-class customer support, Go Daddy is the 'in' thing."
The .IN Registry calls .IN "a unique symbol of India and its role in the world." Currently 60 million of India's more than one billion residents are avid Internet users. Only three other countries on earth have more people online.(1)
Go Daddy is a world leader when it comes to helping individuals and businesses build their online presence. Go Daddy is the world's largest domain registrar, the No. 1 provider for new SSL Certificates and is the largest hosting provider in North America.
While other companies are suffering from harsh economic times, Go Daddy is continuing to thrive and venture into the international market. In July of last year, Go Daddy introduced its new subsidiary, Go Daddy Domains Canada, Inc., helping to better serve Canadian customers with the .CA domain extension.
The .IN extension is available to anyone interested in registering India's top level domain. All .IN domains have a one-year minimum registration requirement.
To register an .IN domain or to find out how to get online quickly and easily, visit: www.GoDaddy.com.
To find out more information about the India Internet Registration Authority, visit:www.Registry.in.
About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and Web site design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce Web site hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 33 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. GoDaddy.com is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. GoDaddy.com is also rated the world's largest hostname provider according to Netcraft Ltd. During 2007, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all domain names registered in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.
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