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Due to new registry policies of NIXI, the .IN registry, we are required to ensure the authentication of the accuracy of the data contained in the WHOIS record collected at the time of the Registration or the most recent update by verifying the information through KYC/eKYC methods both prior to the time of registration as well as prior to each renewal. Unverified registrations may no longer be requested or renewed.We are also required to remind all resellers that the use of privacy, proxy or other anonymous registration services is prohibited for all Indian TLDs listed below. This also applies to the use of temporary email services such as Protonmail and others as well as email IDs and mobile numbers that may be specified by the registry from time to time.The above applies to the following TLDs: .co.in, .net.in, .org.in, .firm.in, .gen.in, .ind.in, .in, and is effective immediately. Failure to comply with this registry policy may result in the suspension of the ability to register or manage domains in the TLDs listed above. We have updated the .IN Appendix accordingly.

API commands

Please find in the following a set of the most commonly used standard API commands in order to register, modify, renew, and transfer a domain name.

Domain Registration

(API Command reference » AddDomain)
command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.gen.in
period          = (INT)
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)
admincontact0   = (CONTACT)
techcontact0    = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0	= (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 	= (NAMESERVER)

After a successful registration of the domain, it will be transfer locked from the registry for a period of 60 days.

Domain Modification

(API Command reference » ModifyDomain)
command = ModifyDomain
domain  = yourdomain.gen.in

Domain Renewal

(API Command reference » RenewDomain)
command    = RenewDomain
domain     = yourdomain.gen.in
period     = (INT)
expiration = (INT)

Domain Deletion

(API Command reference » DeleteDomain)
COMMAND = DeleteDomain
DOMAIN = yourdomain.gen.in

Domain Transfer

(API Command reference » TransferDomain)
command = TransferDomain
domain = yourdomain.gen.in
action = REQUEST
auth = (TEXT)

After a successful transfer of the domain, it will be transfer locked from the registry for a period of 60 days.

Domain Restore

(API Command reference » RestoreDomain)
command = RestoreDomain
domain  = yourdomain.gen.in

Domain Restrictions

KYC requirements for .IN

The registry for .IN NIXI has introduced know your customer requirements for .IN domain name registrations. Registrants must upon registration the accuracy of their registration data by providing either a copy of their Aadhaar, passport , PAN card or drivers license (for Indian citizens/residents) or passport or national ID card for international registrants, and by confirming the data on a special website of the registry.

This documentation must be maintained by the reseller for the duration of the registration and provided to KS upon request. Failure to collect this data may result in the deletion of all affected domain names or the suspension of the right to register and/or renew .IN domain names through our service.

The introduction of this policy by the registry also means that the earlier policy limiting the number of domains a registrant can hold is no longer active.

Supported IDN Scripts

The following IDN scripts are supported by .gen.in.
Provide the LANGUAGE TAG corresponding to your desired IDN within the AddDomain command as X-IDN-LANGUAGE extension.


Get more information of "IDN tables", which represent permitted code points (letters) allowed for Internationalised Domain Name registrations in particular registries on IANA Repository of IDN Practices.

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