Lok Sabha TV Programme on Domaining

Lok Sabha TV, a channel associated with the lower house of the Indian parliament (Lok Sabha) aired a programme on domaining on August 8th, 2016. The name of the show is India Speaks and is hosted by Mr. Anurag Punetha. The participants were:

1. Mr. Dima Beitzke (CFO – SEDO)
2. Ms. Sophie Pieck (Country Manager of France / Italy / India – SEDO)
3. Mr. Paul Singh (Paul.IN)
4. Mr. Aishwin Vikhona (UIX.COM
5. Mr. Gaurav Kohli (President – DNOAi)
6. Mr. Pankaj Vijayvargiya (CEO – Bitlevel International)

The format of the show more a question answer session type where the host would ask questions on a subject and this occasion it was about state of domaining in India. ALSO NOTE THAT MOST OF THE SHOW IS IN HINDI.

Here are the questions asked during the show:

  1. Introduces the members.
  2. What is the need of a conference ? Question asked to Gaurav Kohli.
  3. How big is the domain market ? And how big is the Indian domain market ?
  4. Question to Paul about being in US and interested in .in domains ?
  5. What goes into the decision making of investing in a particular TLD?
  6. Question to Pankaj talks about the his portfolio size
  7. Aishwin talks about how he got into domaining.
  8. Anurag asks if he had to get a name for himself, would he get AP.COM or AnuragPunetha.COM ?
  9. Question what are the differences between Chinese and Indian market in terms of short domains?
  10.   At what point is the growth of Indian domain market?
  11.   Are easily pronounceable names good investment option ?
  12.   How do you go about registering .in names ?
  13.   There are many associated cottage industries catering to domains, why is SEDO doing so well?
  14.   How does some domain investor start getting into the domain business?
  15.   Are there any risk associated with domaining in India?
  16.   What is the ROI can a domain investor expect?
  17.   Are there big sales taking place in recent times or are they rare ?
  18.   Question to Aishwin about his book — “Sell Domains Fast” ?
  19.   What companies should one use for transactions ?
  20.   Question to Indy about despite being in US, why is is interested in Indian extensions? (I know it is repeated)
  21.   Question to Pankaj about advise on domaining?
  22.   Are there are various news sites about domaining?
  23.   Talk about DomainX conference
  24.   What are the changes taken place in the last 4-5 years that changed Indian’s knowledge / curiosity about domains?
  25.   Question to SEDO about any advise that they would like to give to Indian domain buyers?
  26.   Another question to SEDO about what kind of questions do Indians generally ask?
  27.   Question to Paul about his blog?
  28.   Is .COM done and dusted?
  29.   Last major question to Pankaj if he intends to keep investing in domains ?

You can see the full program here with answers:

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