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

Here is the list of all available LLLL.INs as of the scan done on September 27th, 2016.

Here are the stats:

Available: 245,155

CVCV Names Available: 0

VCVC Names Available: 7,890

AAAB Names Available: 0

ABBB Names Available: 0

ABAB Names Available: 0

AABB Names Available: 0

ABBA Names Available: 26

CHIP Names Available: 859

The trend graph is:


India Rises to 39th Position in Competitive Index

The WEF released the latest ranking whereby they rank a list of 138 countries in “Competitive Index.” The report “assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. This in turn depends on how productively a country uses available resources. Therefore, the Global Competitiveness Index measures the set of institutions, policies, and factors that set the sustainable current and medium-term levels of economic prosperity.”

This ranking report is released each year and this year, and India ranks 39 up from 55 the previous year.

Here are the key areas used to assess the position of a country:

  1. Institutions
  2. Infrastructure
  3. Macroeconomics environment
  4. Health and primary education
  5. Higher education and training
  6. Goods market efficiency
  7. Labor market efficiency
  8. Financial market development
  9. Technological readiness
  10. Market size
  11. Business sophistication
  12. Innovation

Here are the highlights from the report relevant to India:

  1. India is the fastest riser among all countries by rising 16 positions in one year. If you take previous two years, India has risen 32 points !!!
  2. India’s overall competitiveness score was rather stagnant between 2007 and 2014, but after the new government had come to power, a bunch of policies enacted by the government started bearing fruits.
  3. Improvements in health, primary education and infrastructure contributed most to this enhancement.
  4. On health and basic education, India almost halved its rate of infant mortality (from 62 to 37.9 per 1,000), increased life expectancy (from62 to 68) and primary education enrollment (from 88.8% to 93.1%).
  5. Improvements in infrastructure were small and faltering until 2014 when the government increased public investment and accelerated approval procedures to attract private resources.
  6. Another improvement over the past decade has been increased market size.
  7. Technological readiness is now India’s weakest spot relative to other pillars, and should be a government priority.

The table below shows the rank of India over the years:





WhatsGroup .in Domain Auction Results: Week Ending September 25, 2016

In the next series of .in Domain Auctions at the .in Domain Auction group, there were 11 domains up for auctions on September 25, 2016.



Here are the results:

Domain NameFinal Bid ($)Reserve Met?
aspirations.in70Yes , , beja.in80Yes

A big shout-out to Shay + team for conducting the auction is a diligent and professional manner. If you are interested to be part of the .in auction group, contact me and I can add you there.




WhatsGroup .in Domain Auction Results: Week Ending September 18, 2016

The first .in domain auction on WhatsApp took place today (2016-09-18) at 1600hrs UTC without any hiccups.


All the names were with any reserve and were intended to sell as long as there was a bid, The results of the auction are shown in the table below:

Domain NameFinal BidReserve Met?

A big congratulations to Mike and everyone involved for conducting the auction.

Unverified but Huge .in Sales

A member of the WhatsApp group reported a .in sales that go into five figures. The first one of this is the sale of for CNY 90K, which translates to $13.5K. Obviously, we trust this member but since we cannot verify this deal and as a result could not post it on our sales page at .

The same member also reported a sale of to a reseller for $XX,XXX. This amount cannot be revealed nor verified. This domain changed hands in 2010 on DNF for an undisclosed up and was recent as two years back, offered for about $15K. We assume that this would have been sold around $15K – $20K. The name is a hack and it is surprisingly to see a domain hack go for that much.