Policy Brief

Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) are a significant element in the global internet addressing system. These unique two-letter strings assigned to a country or geographical area provide their identify in the domain name system As of March 31, 2020, there were 307 global ccTLD extensions delegated in the root zone, including IDNs, with the top 10 ccTLDs comprising over 65% percent of all ccTLD domain name registrations. The .in domain registrations in India has grown at a compound annual growth rate of 24 % from 120,702 in June 2005 to 1,899,614 in June 2018. Similarly, the number of registrars too has grown from 35 in 2005 to 122 in 2018.