Suresh Interviews Shiva Kandula

The fourth interview round of interviews, Suresh talks with Shiva Kandula. If you guys are new to the .in space, Shiva owns the maximum number of LLL.IN and NNN.IN domains.

Here is the summary of the interview:

  • Shiva introduces himself
  • Shiva talks about his journey from being a consultant who wanted to start a business to owning one of the largest portfolios.
  • Shiva discusses about his trip to India and the adoption of .in across Delhi, Andhra and Telangana.
  • Shiva goes in length on how and why he started the .in WhatsApp group along wirh Umesh.
  • The lack of reported sales get a mention and Shiva gives an estimate as to what %age of sales are reported.
  • Shiva talks about the presentation delivered by him and Indy at DomainX
  • What kind of .in names interests Shiva?
  • Shiva’s advice to new domainers

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:

Suresh Raghavan Interviews Me

In the third series of interviews, Suresh Raghavan (Founder of NicheJobs.COM), interviews me. It was a pleasure talking with Suresh and glad to share my experiences related to .in domains.  Without further delay, here is the summary of the talk:

  • I introduce myself to the viewers and how I got into domaining.
  • I talk about my website and the two sections with it.
  • Discuss  about my portfolio & what domains I tend to register.
  • Some facts about LLL.IN and LLLL.IN and the rise of LLLL.IN .
  • Summary of Make In India and Digital India.
  • Pricing strategies and negotiating.
  • Evaluating if sales can be publicize.
  • Development plans for and the developed domain .
  • What registry changes can increase the scope .
  • Future of .in domains.
  • Suresh ends with advice to newbies looking to get into .in domains.

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Suresh Interviews Paul Singh (Indy)

In the second interview, Suresh interviews Paul Singh, fondly know as Indy to friends. Indy needs no introduction; he is the person behind and proud owner of several keywords .in  and probably the undisputed king of keywords .in domains.

Here is the summary of the interview:

  • Indy introduces himself & gives a glimpse of his enterprising mind when he tried to create an online food ordering system in the late 90s (Way ahead of the times !!)
  • A bit about Indy got into domaining with a yuuge sale
  • Indy talks about
  • How & why Indy moved to .ins in 2007
  • What strategy Indy follows for pricing
  • Indy speaks about the INDRP
  • Finally Indy’s prediction for .in domains in the coming years.
  • Suresh gives us an example of how prime location in virtual world is as important as the physical world.

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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.