We are grateful to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), Government of India, and the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) for the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research under the ICANN Research and Multistakeholder Engagement Assistance Programme. We would like to thank their teams for their support. Alexandra Tristant provided excellent research assistance and her contribution is gratefully
acknowledged. Finally, we are grateful to our team at ICRIER for their generous support and helpful ideas. All
errors remain our own.