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Infibeam unveils '.ooo' domain for netizens globally

India TV News Desk 03 Nov 2014, 17:22:55 PM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: E-commerce portal Infibeam has launched a new generic top-level domain. The .ooo domain will be available to websites across the world.

Infibeam announced the launch of the new domain after it was granted license by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ( ICANN) last month.

According to Infibeam, the .ooo domain is easy to type on smartphones, which might appeal to websites that are frequently accessed from mobiles. The company says the new domain also allows people to register websites with their company names, which has become increasingly difficult with .com domains.

"With over 100,000 websites hosted every day, to get name of choice for internet address has become chronic challenge over current domain extensions. '.ooo' has offered a fresh opportunity to individuals, business owner and entrepreneurs to register their identity as per their choice," said Vishal Mehta, founder and CEO, Infibeam.

"We are targeting 1 million to 2 million domain names in next 12-18 months. Of these, around 5-10% domains are expected to be registered in India," added Mehta.

The revenue from the '.ooo' domain will be subscription based. Depending on the registrar, the website name registration can range from Rs 5,000 to Rs 50,000 per year and in some cases it may also be on monthly basis, Mehta said.