|[April 17, 2014]
Welcome .SHIKSHA! The new Internet domain for Indian education is now available
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Global registry services provider Afilias
today announced April 17, 2014, as the general availability launch date
of the top-level domain designed specifically for education in India:
Indians worldwide are familiar with the Sanskrit-derived word "shiksha,"
which stands for education, exchange of knowledge, teaching, learning
and the path to self-improvement. Shiksha is a heritage and part of
every Indian's consciousness.
An address in the new .SHIKSHA domain will identify your organization as
one that is associated with learning, education and continuous
betterment through knowledge.
.SHIKSHA bridges the gap between traditional learning and the Internet.
The .SHIKSHA domain is a perfect choice for websites of both traditional
and online schools, public and private schools, and educational or
training services of all kinds. Websites and email addresses that use
.SHIKSHA say "education" and "Indian" instantly, making you easier to
find in the confusion of other Internet addresses.
It's also the best domain for tutors, coaches, trainers, vocational
training institutes, test preparation services and guides, and those who
serve these business segments (for example, textbooks.SHIKSHA). In
short, a .SHIKSHA domain supports the online activities of any
organization that assists people of all ages to learn, grow and
"Given the desire for education and self-improvement among Indians
everywhere, we wanted to find a way to make these services easier to
find on the Internet," said Roland LaPlante, Senior Vice President and
CMO, Afilias. "The .SHIKSHA domain encompasses education classes,
lessons and learning, and is the perfect way to help educational
services stand out from the crowd. It's your guide to all
education-related activities online."
.SHIKSHA domains can be registered for up to 10 years at a time. Many
registrars offer site building, email and other services along with
.SHIKSHA domains to make your online presence work exactly as you
The .SHIKSHA general availability period opens at 16:00:00 UTC on April
17, 2014. You can learn more and find a registrar for your .SHIKSHA
domain at http://get.shiksha.
And join .SHIKSHA on social media:
Twitter (News - Alert): @dotSHIKSHA
Facebook (News - Alert): dotSHIKSHA
Afilias is the world's second largest domain registry, with more than 20
million names under management. Afilias powers a greater variety of
top-level domains than any other provider, and will soon support
hundreds of new TLDs now preparing for launch. Afilias' specialized
technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a
wide range of applications, including Internet domain
registry services, Managed
DNS and mobile
Web services like goMobi®
For more information on Afilias services, visit www.afilias.info.
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