Agreed, India’s internet penetration is not that great but is it that low to say .co.in is an invalid TLD?
Recently I read an article “Domain Name Matters: Searchers Pick Brand Over Quality, Study Finds” which talks about what kinds of domain name works well with a user (and possibly search engines). Is it important to have keywords or should the brand be trustworthy to make a domainname work?
For a while the discussion about domain names in Indian language has been going on. India is about to get its own internationalized domain names (IDNs). China and Russia have their own IDNs for a while now.
Today’s Mint reports domain names in regional languages will be released soon. There has been talk about this for a while now, it would be interesting to see how the usage of language domainnames will pick up in India.
Google has several articles about domainname registration scam from China. Periodically I do receive emails from these domain registrars in China trying to entice you to blocking more domains. One of them is listed below,