DeitY planning to launch Hindi language domain names this Independence Day

This step will help in promoting the national language.

The Department Of Information Technology (DeitY) is planning to launch Hindi language domain names this Independence Day which could increase internet governance and access in rural and remote areas.

The website of PMO, which is, can be accessed using Devanagiri characters ‘Pradhanmantri.Bharat’ as the government will be enabling IDN’s(International Domain Names) representation in Hindi language. NIXI(National Internet Exchange of India) chief executive, Govind said, “It is proposed to launch .Bharat is written in Devanagari script on India’s Independence Day to be celebrated on 15 August 2014”.

NIXI and C-DAC has come up in collaboration in order to frame the policy for the implementation of .Bharat country code top level domain(ccTLD). Govind also added that, “Internet is a global resource and a key factor in the development of socio-economic scenario. Native languages do play an important role and this initiative may allow half a billion Hindi speaking people in the country”.

This initiative is focused on those, who are unable to access the internet due to language constraints. Soon there will be other local language domains like Tamil, Urdu, Bengali and Punjabi. This will enhance internet experience in small towns and far flung areas.

Shiksha.Bharat and Sarkar.Bharat have been reserved for government use while Union Territories have been asked to register their respective names under .Bharat domain. NIXI and the .IN is approaching the government department to adopt .Bharat domain for the internet engagement.

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