Communications and IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran has -as Hindustan Times reports-some advice for Indian patriots: use in-domains for Websites and e-mail IDs to popularise Indian identity in world.
With India emerging as a global "labor" for IT, Indian companies should change domain names of their Websites and e-mail IDs to in-domains, just like other countries.
"In every part of world, practice has been to use short form of respective countries at end of domain names by companies and individuals," minister said during his first speech as IT Minister.
"During my trips abroad, I have always noticed that people have their e-mail IDs with initials of their country in end. For instance, in Britain, Websites or e-mail IDs have at end .co.uk, in Singapore it is .co.sg, in Japan it is .jp, in Hong Kong it is .hk and even in Pakistan they have .co.pk. But in India, we are still reluctant to use .co.in or .in. Why this hesitation?", Dayanidhi Maran has asked in an interview.
Therefore minister has been urging upon Indian captains of industry, heads of organisations and individuals to switch over to use in-domains in order to indicate that their website or e-mail ID originates from India.