List of Available LLLL.INs as of June-27th, 2016

Here is the list of all available LLLL.INs as of the scan done on June 27th, 2016. The zip file contains all the patterns as separate files.

Here are the stats:

Available: 245,189

CVCV Names Available: 0

VCVC Names Available: 6,933

AAAB Names Available: 0

ABBB Names Available: 0

ABAB Names Available: 0

AABB Names Available: 0

ABBA Names Available: 49

CHIP Names Available: 404

The trend graph is:

LLLL.INs Trend

Evaluating Different Kinds of LLLL.IN Names — Part -1

If you are a domainer then you would obviously understand the what a LLLL stands for, just in case you are new to domainer’s terminology, LLLL is any four alphabet domain.

Domainers like to classify domains for multiple reasons, and in the case of LLLL.IN there are various categories. To try and explain the different LLLL.IN types, I would have to break this out into multiple posts. In this post, I’ll list out the common types of LLLL.IN names and in the subsequent parts go into the details of those types. These are the different kinds of LLLL.IN names:

CVCV: In these names, C stands for consonants and V for vowels.  Examples of these are,, etc.

VCVC: Like CVCV above, examples are,, etc.

ABBB: In this case, A is any alphabet and B is any alphabet that is NOT  A and repeated three consecutive times. Examples are,,

AAAB: Like above, A is any alphabet repeated three consecutive times and B is any alphabet which is NOT A. Examples are,,, etc.

ABAB: Like above, A is any letter of the alphabet and the next alphabet B (not A) comes after it. The same letter A comes again and finally ends with B. Examples are,, etc.

ABBA: A is any letter of the alphabet and the next alphabet B (not A) comes after it twice and ends with A. Examples are,, etc.

AABB: A is any letter of the alphabet repeated twice and B is any letter that is NOT a repeated twice. Examples are,,

CHIPs: These are names which do not contain any vowels and the letter v. Examples are,, etc.

Repeating Letters: These are names where ALL the four letters are the same. Examples are, etc.

Western Premiums: Names which contain these letters only — ABCDEFGHILMNOPRST

Indian Premiums: Same as western premiums above but also including the letters K and V.

Now each of these types is NOT mutually exclusive, for example, a four letter name like, can be a CHIP as well repeating. Similarly, can be a CVCV and ABAB name.

First Interview With Dean Chandler by Suresh Raghavan

Surely and in a short span of time, Suresh Raghavan , has completed THE FIRST video interview in the .IN Domain Space. The person to be interviewed is none other than Dean Chandler, who also happens to hold the largest .IN portfolio.


  • Dean introduces himself.
  • The reason Dean started investing in the .IN extension.
  • Dean makes a case for India centric companies to use .IN name rather than .COM.
  • Dean’s favorite .in domains.
  • What would be be worth to the right buyer.
  • How Dean uses the magic Rosener’s equation to valuate keywords.
  • Dean’s other venture.
  • Dean’s perspective of what the future holds for .IN.


PM Modi’s Startup India Campaign

On India’s 69th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a campaign from the ramparts of the Red Fort which he named “Startup India” and on 16 January 2016, exactly after the five months of his announcement, he launched the “Startup India” campaign from the Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The organizer of “Startup India” campaign is Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). Startup India has two other branches – “Standup India” (promoting entrepreneurship among SCs and STs) and “Deen Dayal Upadhyay Swaniyojan Yojana” (rural India’s version of Startup India).

Startup India

What is a Startup?

Startup is an entity, working towards innovation and development driven by technology or intellectual property, with annual turnover not exceeding INR 25 crore in any preceding financial year and incorporated or registered in India not prior to five years.

What is the Objective of Startup India?

The prime aim of the Startup India campaign is to encourage startups with job creation by promoting bank finances, restricting role of States in policy domain, providing hassle-free work environment and to get rid of “License Raj”. The main intention behind this flagship initiative of the Government of India is to create a strong eco-system which will nurture the budding startups to promote innovation that will drive sustainable economic growth and which will further generate large scale employment opportunity.

What was the need for Startup India Initiative?

Indian economy has seen a lot of crests and troughs since the period of Indus Valley Civilization. There are ample evidences to show that during the ancient periods like that of the Indus Valley Period, India’s economy and trade was very prosperous and the reason behind this prosperity was that there were least shackles in the path of economic growth. Economic hurdles became more prominent with the passage of time when different rulers ruled over the Indian sub-continent and it approached at its worst level during the British rule.

When India became a republic after its independence, it adopted a socialist-inspired economic model having elements of capitalism which further suppressed economic growth for several decades. From 1950s to 1980s, the economic growth rate of India stagnated at around 3.5% which was termed as “Hindu rate of growth” by an Indian economist Raj Krishna. After a marathon policy-making process, India devised newer policies in 1990s which was termed as “economic liberalization” and these policies boosted the economic growth to some extent, however, the desired results were still awaited as India was still at the bottom in the list of ease of doing business.

In 2014, after the establishment of NDA Government at the centre, either earlier policies were redrafted or some newer policies were introduced to which “Startup India” is an add-on. According to a report by NASSCOM, India has emerged as the youngest Startup nation in the world with over 72% of founders being less than 35 years old and with over 4200 Startups, India has emerged as world’s third largest base for the Startups and to cash this demographic dividend, the concept of “Startup India” was envisaged by the Government of India.

Action Plan of Startup India

  • Self-Certification: Allowing Startups to focus on their core-business by reducing the regulatory burden and keeping the compliance cost low.
  • Startup India hub: Single window system for Startups to enable knowledge exchange and access to funding.
  • Fast-tracking Patent Examination and Legal Support: Providing access to high-quality Intellectual Property services and resources to startups and rebate in patent application fees.
  • Mobile app and Portal: Providing a single platform for Startups to interact with Government and Regulatory Institutions for all the information and business needs.
  • Public Procurement for Startups: It is mandatory for State Governments and PSUs to procure at-least 20% from the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME).
  • INR 1000 crore Support Through a Fund of Funds: With an initial corpus of 2500 crore and total corpus of 1000 crore, Government will set up a fund for a period of 4 years. The nature of fund will be of Fund of Funds which means that it will not be routed directly into Startups, but through the capital of SEBI registered Venture Funds.
  • Credit Guarantee Fund: Encouraging banks and other lenders to provide Venture Debt to Startups.
  • Exemption of Tax on Capital Gain: Startups investing their Capital Gains in the Fund of Funds shall be given exemptions on their Capital Gains.
  • Tax Exemption for 3 Years: To provide a competitive platform to Startups, the profits of Startup initiatives are exempted from income-tax for a period of 3 years.
  • Exemption of Tax on Investments Above Fair Market Value: It will encourage seed-capital investment in Startups.
  • Startup Fests: Government is planning to introduce Startup Fests at national and international stages which will provide a platform to Startups to showcase their ideas and work with different audiences and other Startups.
  • Atal Innovation Mission with Self-Employment and Talent Utilization (SETU) Program: Providing a platform to promote innovations and give support and guidance to Startups to become successful entrepreneurs.
  • Harnessing Private Sector Enterprise: Government is planning to set-up incubators across the country in public-private-partnership and harness the expertise of private sector to promote the innovation among the Startups.
  • Innovation Centres and National Institutes: Government has proposed to set-up Innovation Centres and National Institutes across the nation to propel successful innovation through augmentation of incubation and R&D efforts.
  • Easy Exit for Startups: Government has proposed a simple exit policy for Startups if they fail in the process. It will encourage new Startups as they would not fear the lengthy exit process.

The architecture of this Flagship scheme seems quite robust, however, it is in its embryonic stage and hence it requires proper nourishment to develop in a healthy adult and that will only be possible by the effective implementation of the embedded features of this campaign-cum-mission i.e. “Startup India”.

Make in India, Digital India and NIXI

In this rather unconventional post, I’ll discuss Indian PM’s “Make In India” initiative, the “Digital India” initiative and how NIXI fits into the scheme of things.

Make In India

What PM Modi’s “Make in India” initiative is about?
The first reference of Make in India was made by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in his maiden speech from the ramparts of the Red Ford in New Delhi from where he appealed all the people world-over, “Come, make in India”, “Come, manufacture in India” and just after 40 days of it, he launched it on 25th September 2014. As a comprehensive set of nation-building initiatives, the “Make in India” programme has been devised to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.
What was the need of Make in India?
In the year 2013, India recorded its lowest growth rate in a decade, the beam of BRICS nations had dimmed, and India was tagged with the so-called “Fragile Five”. It became a subject of debate among the Global investors that whether the investment to the world’s largest democracy was a risk or opportunity. To conclude, India was on the brink of severe economic failure.
Objectives of Make in India
Its primary purpose is to encourage national as well as multi-national companies to manufacture in India. Another main goal is to focus on skill enhancement and job creation in 25 sectors of the economy. The initiative also aims to achieve a high level of standards and minimum impact on the environment.
The following targets have been cited as the achievable objectives in the Make in India programme:

  • To increase the share of manufacturing sector in the country’s GDP from 16% to 25% by 2022.
  • Creation of 100 million additional jobs in manufacturing sector by 2022.
  • To create appropriate skills among urban poor and rural migrants for inclusive growth.
  • To enhance the global competitiveness of the Indian manufacturing sector.

What is the plan?
The make in India programme incorporates a comprehensive plan to attract the national and multinational investors by formulating some attractive policies like – ease of doing business, enhancing the limits of FDI, safeguarding the intellectual property rights, labour reforms, land reforms, creation of economic zones like Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and many more.
The main focus of the Make in India programme is in the following 25 sectors of the economy:

  • Aviation
  • Automobile components
  • Automobiles
  • Biotechnology
  • Construction
  • Chemicals
  • Defence manufacturing
  • Electronic system
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Food Processing
  • Information Technology and Business Process Management
  • Leather
  • Mining
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Oil and Gas
  • Ports and Shipping
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Renewable Energy
  • Railways
  • Roads and Highways
  • Space and Astronomy
  • Textiles and Garments
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Thermal Power
  • Wellness

Except for News Media (26%), Defence (49%) and Space (74%), in all the other sectors 100% FDI is permitted.
In a nut-shell, Make in India programme is a litmus test for the economic upheaval of the country. It also envisages the ethics of manufacturing as the PM Modi visions in his slogan – “Zero Defect, Zero Effect” which signifies that the mechanism of production wherein products have no defects, and the process of manufacturing has zero adverse ecological and environmental effects.

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