News About .IN
A note to parties who registered domain names at C-DAC: .IN domain names created before December 31, 2004 are sponsored by the
legacy registry operator, NCST (C-DAC). C-DAC will cease providing domain services as of November 30, 2005. C-DAC's registrants
are asked to transfer their domains to new registrars. Please click here to read about the C-DAC shutdown and what it means to you.
C-DAC Services Shutdown. 22 August 2005
To domain name registrants served by C-DAC:
The Government of India has decided that C-DAC will cease providing .IN domain name services on November 30 2005.
C-DAC was the .IN domain registry operator until December 30 2004, when NIXI (the National Internet eXchange of India) took
over as the new registry operator. At this time, C-DAC still sponsors domain name registrations.
If you registered a domain name through C-DAC, you are kindly asked to transfer your domain name to a registrar of your
choice by November 30, 2005. NIXI is sending a postal letter to all C-DAC domain registrants regarding this process.
The letter contains the transfer instructions and authorization code you will need; please allow 2 to 3 weeks for it to arrive.
The new registrar you choose will be responsible for providing service to you. The transfer will add one year to the term of your
domain name, and the registrar may bill you for that year. Please note that gov.in, ac.in, and res.in domains are no longer
sponsored by C-DAC.
Until a name is transferred away from C-DAC, C-DAC is responsible for updates to your domain name, such as nameserver
and contact data updates. All domain names sponsored by C-DAC will continue to function normally through November 30 2005,
even if expired.
Domain transfer instructions
WHOIS: use the WHOIS to look up the name of your sponsoring registrar, and the expiration date of your domain.
Registry Advisory LA-03 to Registrars: Domains Sponsored by C-DAC
If you do not transfer your domain by November 30 2005, it will be
transferred to a registrar designated by NIXI. That transfer will take place
shortly after November 30, and will not add a year to the term of your domain.
Your options are:
1. If your domain expires before November 30 2005, your domain will then
autorenew, and your new registrar will have the right to charge you for that
2. If your domain has not expired by the NIXI-designated transfer, you will have
a. You can wait until the end of your domain's term and renew with the
b. Or, you can choose to transfer the domain to a registrar of your choice
before your domain's expiration date. This transfer will add a year to your
domain's term, and will keep it from expiring.
If you choose not to renew, your domain name can be deleted from the
registry, and could become available to the public. We urge you to transfer
or renew without delay, to protect your domain name.
Thank you for your kind attention in this matter. NIXI is taking all
reasonable measures to provide a smooth migration. However, NIXI does not
provide any warranty or assurance of any kind as to the results obtained from
the use of its service, this migration process, or any other actions pursuant
thereto. By renewing your domain you undertake to release NIXI, its Directors,
officers, and service providers from any direct or indirect liability
whatsoever. NIXI shall not be liable for any losses, damages or inconvenience
whatsoever arising out of the renewal of your domain name and the process
National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)
.IN Registry Operator
How do I transfer my domain name? (from CDAC or any other .IN registrar)
This FAQ tells you how to transfer your domain name from one registrar to another.
How do I make updates to my domain record?
To make a change, you must send a request to your registrar, who will then
put the request through to the .IN registry. NIXI is not allowed to change
records directly for registrants.
What is an authorization code (auth code)? Where can I get mine?
The authorization code is a 6- to 16-character code assigned by the
registrar. The auth code is basically a password for the domain name. Auth codes
are a security measure, ensuring that only the owner of the domain can make
If you do not know your auth code, you can obtain it from your registrar.
Registrars are contractually required to provide the auth code upon the request
by the registrant.Sponsoring registrars can obtain the auth code for their sponsored domains
by sending an EPP <DOMAIN_INFO> command to the registry. Registrars are only
able to obtain auth codes for the domain names they sponsor.
NIXI does not give out authorization codes to registrants. NIXI advises that you change your auth code after a transfer.
You can do this through your new (gaining) registrar.
How do I transfer my domain name?
For Registrar-to-Registrar Transfers:
1. Obtain the authorization code from the current sponsoring registrar of the
domain. Please consult the WHOIS to find out who the sponsoring registrar is.
2. After you receive your authorization code, supply it to the new (gaining)
3. The new (gaining) registrar should then initiate the transfer. Once
initiated, the transfer will be completed in five 24-hour periods.