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A domain name is your address on the Internet. Like any address, it is important for the success of your business that you use, promote and protect it so that customers can find you easily. More than this, your domain name is your online-identity and brand - your customers won't just know you as Your Company Inc., they will know you as "yourcompany.in".

Domain names were developed to make it easy for people to find things on the Internet. Computers find each other by using a set of numbers called an IP Address (IP is an acronym for Internet Protocol), these look like 69.xx.xxx.24x. The Domain Name System (DNS) is a set of software and computers that translates domain names into their matching IP addresses and visa versa.

When you type www.csc.gov.in into your web-browser, your request gets resolved (or converted) into an IP address and the information found at that address gets delivered back to your browser.

A Domain name is your identity on the web. To promote yourself and your business on the web, it is highly recommended have one. Worldwide, people can visit your website online and can know about your business through your site.

You can get a Domain name registered from one of the Domain name registrars. The pricing for Domains varies from registrar to registrar. Some registrars dupe their customers by charging exorbitant fees for domain registration. It does not matter which registrar you choose to get your domain registered. As ultimately the domain records are going to be held by the registry.

We at CSC make the Domain registration process extremely simple. Here are the three easy steps to get your Domain.

  • Signup for your Domain name from the New client Login Link on the website
  • Place the order for your domain name entering all details.
  • Your chosen domain name(s) registration is done as soon as we receive the payment.

After registration, you can book the server space to host your website and commence the website development work.

A domain name is a combination of two or more words. The last word is called "Top Level Domain". A Top-Level Domain (TLD) is the suffix that is attached to the end of a domain name. For instance, in the domain name, diginame.in ".com" is the TLD. To the left of TLD comes "Second Level Domain"(SLD). e.g. in CSC.org', CSC is the second level domain, '.org is the TLD.

There is no significant difference between the 3 TLD's. These are just a few options and you can even avail all of them as 3 separate domain registrations. Now you can also register biz, info, .us, .cc, .tv, .co.in etc domains. Thus it becomes easier for you to get a particular domain name that was already registered in the previously available TLDs.

Any entity such as Individuals, Organizations, ISPs, corporate, Resellers, etc in any type of profession can register a domain to get a recognition on the Internet.

The Registrant is the individual or organization who registers a domain name. This person, after certain conditions are met, and upon payment of the registration fees, holds the right to use that specific domain name for a specified period of time. This person is the "legal entity" bound by the terms of the Registration Agreement. The Registrant is in technical terms the "SLD holder". This stands for the holder of a Second Level Domain.

Yes, once you register your domain name through CSC, all modifications in the domain details can be done by just logging into your client Interface. There please click on the Modify Domain Button against your domain.

These fields list the contact details of the people to be contacted for each of the three functions relating to the Domain Name.

To change the Admin/Technical /Billing contacts at a later stage, log onto your client Interface. There please click on the Modify Domain Button against your domain.

No. We at CSC give you total control over your domain. You are the owner of all domains registered through us and also reserve the right to change any Domain details as per your requirements and convenience.

A Registrar is an organization that registers domain names on behalf of a Registrant. Registrars must receive accreditation from ICANN and be technically certified by the Registry before they can register domain names in the Registry.

The Internet corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a technical coordination body for the Internet. created in October 1998 by a broad coalition of the Internet's business, technical, academic, and user communities, ICANN is assuming responsibility for a set of technical functions previously performed under U.S. government contract by IANA and other groups.

Specifically, ICANN coordinates the assignment of the following identifiers that must be globally unique for the Internet to function:

  • Internet domain names
  • IP address numbers
  • Protocol parameter and port numbers
  • In addition, ICANN coordinates the stable operation of the Internet's root server system.

As a non-profit, private-sector corporation, ICANN is dedicated to preserving the operational stability of the Internet; to promoting competition; to achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and to developing policy through private-sector, bottom-up, consensus-based means. ICANN welcomes the participation of any interested Internet user, business, or organization.

An IP address is a numeric address associated with every computer on the Internet to identify its location. As an example it is much easier to remember diginame.in than its IP address, which could be 69.xx.xxx.x3 (IP stands for Internet Protocol).

The Internet Protocol (IP) is the method or protocol by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet. Each computer (known as a host) on the Internet has at least one IP address that uniquely identifies it from all other computers on the Internet. When you send or receive data (for example, an e-mail note or a Web page), the message gets divided into little chunks called packets. Each of these packets contains both the sender's Internet address and the receiver's address. Any packet is sent first to a gateway computer that understands a small part of the Internet. The gateway computer reads the destination address and forwards the packet to an adjacent gateway that in turn reads the destination address and so forth across the Internet until one gateway recognizes the packet as belonging to a computer within its immediate neighborhood or domain. That gateway then forwards the packet directly to the computer whose address is specified.

Domain Name System (DNS) translates alphanumeric domain name to its numeric IP address that a computer understands. The domain name system (DNS) is the way that Internet domain names are located and translated into Internet Protocol addresses. A domain name is a meaningful and easy-to-remember "handle" for an Internet address.

Because maintaining a central list of domain name/IP address correspondences would be impractical, the lists of domain names and IP addresses are distributed throughout the Internet in a hierarchy of authority. There is probably a DNS server within close geographic proximity to your access provider that maps the domain names in your Internet requests or forwards them to other servers in the Internet.

All modifications in the domain details can be done by just logging into your client Interface. There please click on the Modify Domain Button against your domain.

We will give you the name servers of our hosting server and you will have to get them changed in the Domain Name's DNS information.

A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) (pronounced YU-AHR-EHL or, in some quarters, UHRL) is the address of a file (resource) accessible on the Internet. The type of resource depends on the Internet application protocol. Using the World Wide Web's protocol, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the resource can be an HTML page (like the one you're reading), an image file, a program such as a common gateway interface application or Java applet, or any other file supported by HTTP. The URL contains the name of the protocol required to access the resource, a domain name that identifies a specific computer on the Internet, and a hierarchical description of a file location on the computer.
On the Web (which uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol), an example of a URL is: http://diginame.in
which describes a Web page to be accessed with an HTTP (Web browser) application that is located on a computer named www.diginame.in. The specific file is in the directory named /tutorials and is the default page in that directory (which, on this computer, happens to be named index.html).

An HTTP URL can be for any Web page, not just a home page, or any individual file.

You can register a domain name from a minimum of one year to a maximum of ten years.

To extend your domain name you have to log onto your client interface and place an order for the domain extension from there. You will have to click on the extend Domain button against your Domain name. If your domain is registered with other Registrar, then your domain has to be transferred and then renewed.

As soon as we receive the payment you Domain Name get registered. DNS mapping of the domain takes up to 48 hrs to fully take effect and show up on the query of other registrars. Please be assured that you (the one who has applied for domain name) have been reserved as the Registrant and the name cannot be used by anyone else.

Registry is an entity that receives Domain Name System (DNS) information from domain name Registrars, inserts that information into a centralized database and publishes the information on the internet so that domain names can be found by users around the world via application such as the World Wide Web and email.

You can find out if the domain name you are interested in is available by doing the following : Go to https://diginame.in
In the box provided enter the domain name, then select which extension you would like from the drop down box.
click GO
On the page that gets returned you will see your domain names that are available (or unavailable) and a check box next to the domain names that are available for registration.

No. If you do not yet know where you are going to host your domain name you can first secure it and then simply re-delegate it at a later stage (there is no fee for re-delegation). Please note that CSC focuses its energies on providing you with the fastest, most secure registration system in the world. There are absolutely no conditions that you host your website with us or take email, URL forwarding services from us. After having completed your registration you will need to arrange with an Internet Service Provider to supply you with these services. CSC also offers reliable Web Hosting and Email Hosting Services.

RGP is a service that allows the registrar to restore a .IN domain name that has been unintentionally deleted. RGP is a 30-day period that begins after a registrar requests that the registry delete a domain name. When a domain name is in RGP, its status is listed as PENDING DELETE RESTORABLE and HOLD. When a domain name enters RGP, it is removed from the .IN zone file. As a result, any Internet services served by the domain name will be disabled (e.g., e-mail or a Web site). The registrant must act IMMEDIATELY if he or she wants to restore the domain name via the sponsoring Domain Registrar. After the 30-day RGP, the domain name enters the Redemption Hold Period (RHP)

If a registrar deletes a domain name and does not request that the domain name be restored during the 30-day RGP, it enters RHP. RHP lasts for five days, and during this time domain name is locked and unable to be restored. After five days, it becomes available for re-registration. Once the domain name enters RHP, the prior registrant cannot request a restore. When a domain name is in RHP, its status is listed as PENDING DELETE SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE and HOLD.

If a domain name is in RGP, the "Status" field in the WHOIS will show the domain name as "PENDING DELETE RESTORABLE and HOLD." All Internet services associated with the domain name will remain disabled.

If your domain name has been placed in RGP, it is because your registrar requested to delete it. If you wish to redeem the domain name, YOU MUST CONTACT YOUR REGISTRAR IMMEDIATELY.
The sponsoring registrar for the domain name (as indicated in the WHOIS) is the ONLY registrar that can restore it. .IN Registry cannot directly restore your domain name -- it can act only on explicit instructions from the sponsoring registrar. Please note that your registrar may charge a fee for restoring the domain name

For a domain name to be released for registration, it must complete the 30-day RGP and the five-day RHP. In total, a domain name can be released for re-registration 35 days after it has been deleted by a registrar, provided that there has been no restore request received by the registry during the RGP. To calculate the date a deleted domain name will be available for registration, add 35 days to the "last updated on" date reflected in the WHOIS.

No. Once a domain name is placed in RGP, no Internet services for that domain name will work.

Once the 30-day RGP for a domain name has passed, it cannot be restored. RHP serves as a notice period for registrars regarding the pending availability of the domain name.

If the domain name has expired before it is deleted and enters RGP and then it is restored, the registrar's account is debited for the RGP fee and the one-year renewal fee. If the domain name has NOT expired prior to deletion and entering RGP and then it is restored, the registrar's account is debited the RGP fee, but the renewal fee is charged only if a renew is requested explicitly or the domain was deleted within the 45-day Auto-Renew Grace Period. When at all commercially reasonable, the domain name will be reinstated. It is up to each registrar whether to charge the registrant for the renewal fee in addition to an RGP fee.