Ravi Shankar Prasad unveils dot Bharat domain name

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2014, 00:10 AM IST
Ravi Shankar Prasad unveils dot Bharat domain name

Zee Media Bureau/Ritu Singh

New Delhi: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Telecommunications and IT Minister Wednesday unveiled the much awaited dot Bharat domain name.

Now individuals who are interested in owning a website with domain name in Hindi will be able to book the name in Devanagari script.

The domain name is the result of the labour of The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) who ave been working on it for the last two years.

The dot Bharat ccTLD (country code top-level domain) is shared by other Indian languages such as Boro, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali and Sindhi-Devanagari and the end user can now get domain names in these languages apart from Hindi, the statement said.

This is soon to be followed in the coming months by similar launches in regional languages such as Tamil, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Telugu and Bangla.

Ravi Shankar said e-commerce is going to bring in revolutionary changes in the economic activities of rural India. It will not only generate new jobs but also create large number of business opportunities for all sections of populations in rural India.

He also said Digital India project is aiming to offer a one-stop shop for government services and would use the mobile phone as the backbone of its delivery mechanism. Digital India promises to transform India into a connected knowledge economy offering world-class services at the click of a mouse and will be implemented in a phased manner.

With Agency Inputs