National Internet Exchange To Provide '.Bharat' Domain In All Indian Languages

15/09/2015 3:16 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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BHOPAL — The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), which is engaged in promoting '.bharat' domain in some of the Indian languages, will soon provide the facility in all regional languages of the country.

"We have provided .bharat domain in languages associated with Devnagiri script in Hindi, Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali and Sindi and also in Bengali, Gujarati, Manipuri, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu," NIXI's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Govind told PTI during the 10th World Hindi Sammelan which concluded on September 12.

The event was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 10, while Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had presided over the concluding session.

"In the next few months we will provide the .bharat domain in remaining Indian languages also," he said.

During the three-day-long Sammelan, nearly 1,000 people were provided .bharat domain, he said, adding, they were also informed about how to set up their website in Devnagiri Hindi.

Besides, they were also informed about how any website can be opened in UNICODE and PUNICODE. Indians settled abroad too can open their websites with this URL, Govind said.

NIXI is a non-profit organisation established in 2003 with a mandate to propagate internet in India. It has been authorised to promote .bharat domain in the world and is playing an effective role in promoting Indian languages on the internet.

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