Domain Names

So was watching CNBC this morning and saw a reporter with the last name of Sorkin, which led me to search for the domain, taken by David E. Sorkin (associate professor at law).  Got me thinking of all the names that end with in and thats when this research project started.  There are thousands of names ending with “in”.  Here are some I searched for… (chandan)

apparently we’re late to this party as well….all taken!

Have a go at this yourself and see if you can find any that are available worth registering. Do share in comments if you do:

I always like to guess whether a domain is taken or not and also, when it was taken to see how far behind the curve I was on that particular niche.  If you’d like to play along and see how well you do, here are some examples for today.  Do you think the following 10 domains are registered or not?


How did you do?  My score was 6/9.

Yes it is out of 9 for me since I registered one of the names myself so it doesn’t count.

There are certain whales in our space that hold the best .in domains.  One of these companies I frequently come across my searches is IndiaPortals.  Some of their names include:

Got any better ones than this that you would like to add to the list?  comment below and lets see the best names we can find.

Domain ID:D3757119-AFIN
Domain Name:REDSK.IN
Created On:21-Aug-2009 10:50:32 UTC
Last Updated On:20-Jul-2017 09:17:24 UTC
Expiration Date:21-Aug-2019 10:50:32 UTC
Registrant Name:National Football League & directs to

Here is a prime example of a company, although late to the party and not able to get the .com still having the foresight to register the .in and counterparts of the word BitIndia.

Now if they had the .com as well, that would make them the ultimate powerhouse!

As I regularly check .in domain name availability, today I searched and noticed that it directs to  Thought this was a great way to show how a 3 word domain is using a shorter domain hack as a way to direct customers to their business.  Had not acquired the domain “”, they would have never earned my or hundreds of thousands of other users business that type in a name, instead of using google.  That is the power of a type in domain that no one can take away or replicate.   Google can delist you or move your business to the third page of rankings, but cannot stop a user from typing in a domain and directing them to your website. Businesses (and more importantly the advertising & marketing depts) in India that understand the instant credibility and category dominance a  premium type in domain brings, will be much better positioned than their competitors.  The earlier to the game, the easier it will be to acquire these great domains, and as has been evident over the past few years the prices will continue to increase as the demand increases.

Another interesting fact about this name is that they decided to move forward to use the domain inspite of the domain being an established business.  Here is the history of registrations:

21-Nov-2007 – registered
30-Aug-2015 – registered
04-Jun-2016 – registered

Please do share with us more use cases if you come across any….