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Introduced2014; 7 years ago (2014)
RegistryDesi Networks LLC
Registration restrictionsNone.[1]
DocumentsICANN Registry Agreement
Dispute policiesUDRP
Registry website.desi registry

.desi is a top-level domain (TLD) used in the Domain Name System of the Internet. It is operated by Desi Networks LLC.[2][3] The domain name was originally applied for by Afilias Inc. and Desi Networks LLC, but the latter won the auctions though the original amount was not disclosed.[4]

The stated purpose of the domain is to promote domain name owners. The word "desi" is derived from Sanskrit deśīya and means "one from our country". The domain refers to websites of desis in the Indian sub-continent and to culturally Indian individuals around the world.[5]


  1. ^ Information of .desi domain registration
  2. ^ "Now You Can Create a .Desi Domain Name For Your Business, Brand or Name". India.com. 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  3. ^ "What Makes .Desi Desirable? An Inside Look at an Undiscovered TLD That Represents Millions of People Worldwide". Dnjournal.com. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  4. ^ [1], ICANNWiki .desi page.
  5. ^ ".desi Registry Homepage".

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