101domain.com and .DESI, The New Domain for Desis

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https://101domain.com – 101domain is an ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrar. In addition to the generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) like .com / .net / and .org, we provide the largest selection of country-code top level domain names (ccTLDs) in the world. We also provide hosting services, online brand management, security products (like SSL Certificates, etc.) and more.

101domain and .DESI Interview

Tonight we interviewed the team at .DESI. .DESI is a new generic Top Level Domain name created to appeal to people around the world who relate to Indian culture. Participants are:

– Joe Alagna – V.P. Channel Development at 101domain.com
– Charu Lata – Chief Operating Officer of 101domain.in
– Ravin Ohri – Founder of .DESI Networks
– Puneet Chopra – Software Management Consultant and .DESI Manager

Q. Who is behind .DESI; please tell us a little about yourself?

A. Two brothers and a college roommate founded .DESI. They had the various needed backgrounds and decided that a new top level domain designed to appeal to Indian people around the world would be a great opportunity.

Q. How did you get interested in domain names and choose the .DESI string?

A. After learning about the new gTLD program and doing some research the founders decided that there was a great opportunity in promoting a new gTLD dedicated to India. Being born in India, they had special insight and decided that it was time to make it happen.

Q. Who are the .DESI clients?

A. .DESI clients are those focused on India, the sub-continent and Diaspora; anyone who relates to or wants to reach out to those interested in Indian culture.

Q. Why might they want to register a .DESI domain name?

A. It is a globally recognized word. There is a meaning behind it and there is a big attraction to the word. It’s also a fun domain. There is also a lot of possible new domain names available. It is like creating an identity for those with an emotional connection to the term. This includes…


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