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Funding for .IN Startups – August 2016

Below are the technology startups received the seed funding in August 2016 and the amount of funds received are published clearly. (Gadget Repair Services Platform) – 275K USD (Retail Food & Snack Offline centres) – 1 Million USD (Food Delivery Platform) –  500K USD (Indoor Skydiving Sports Provider) – 40K USD (on-demand, hyper-local Cleaning services provider) – 550K USD (Fruit & Vegetable Delivery platform) – 104K USD

Below are the technology start-ups has received the seed funding in the Month of August 2016, however the amount of funding received is undisclosed (Dental Protection Solution) (Healthcare related IoT platform) (Women Intimate Wear eTailer) (Cyber-Security Solutions Provider) (Cashback Mobile app) (Mobile Apps & Tech Services provider) (Hyperlocal daily needs Products delivery platform)

Below are the technology companies received the private equity funding in the month of August 2016 (Online Job and Career Platform for Women) – 1.8 Million USD (Mobile Messaging App) – 175 Millions USD (Online Jewellery Store) – 500K USD (Aadhar based Document Signing platform) – 375K USD (Free Interactive education platform) – 1 Million USD (Lending platform for Salaried professionals) – 3 Million USD (Edutainment platform) – 900K USD (Health and Fitness Centres) – 3 Million USD (hyperlocal Logistics services provider) – 7 Million USD (Agriculture Technology Solutions) – 2 Million USD (Personal Genomics) – Undiclosed domain name has been purchased for 32,000 USD in the year 2012 at Sedo Platform. Many has commented , its an expensive domain purchase. With in 4 years has been emerged as an organisation worth over 1 Billion USD.  There are several reasons for the success , mainly the product / service offerings at the same time branding also played a major role. Imagine if they have branded their startup as or or .. it could have not achieved the same trust as . Chosing a right domain name of the business venture is quite important and plays a significant role in the startups success. I can see that some of the above mentioned startups domain names could have been much  better.. per example can be upgraded to to avoid the traffic of is getting leaked to and also to get the better branding potential.  Hope the Indian tech startups will also focus on chosing the right domain name for their new startups and the existing startups will focus on upgrading their domain names to much more user friendly names before someone else does the same.

Out of the above reported 24 domain names, 21 are .IN and the remaining 3 are names.

Disclaimer: Complete source of the funding data reported is based on the, Indian Startup Funding & Investment Chart for August 2016. This is not complete list of all Indian tech startups funding , we have only considered the tech startups using .IN domain extension and has received the funding in the month of August 2016 as criteria.

Published by: RealStory is re-directing to domain is getting re-directed to , its good to see a name is used by a government for an important government project. National Knowledge Network (NKN) project is aimed at establishing a strong and robust Indian network which will be capable of providing secure and reliable connectivity.

National Knowledge Network of India

National Knowledge Network of India

To know further about NKN project , please refer the page – About NKN.GOV.IN

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List of Developed Domain Names

Last two days has focused on developed names and analytics associated with the developed names, today we are focusing on the developed names . Overall 44 (4.4%) names either in use or forwarded to the working websites.  20 of those below names are developed and 24 are forwarded to different websites, per example is forwarded to vodafone store and is owned by Vodafone. is forwarded to , perhaps using the same as a URL shortner.  There are some of the names owned by few specific organisations however they are neither forwarded nor developed.  Also its evident that chinese businesses using some of the names , its an interesting trend noted by (Forward) (Forward) (Forward) (Forward) (Forward) (Forward) (Forwarded to (Forward) (Forward) (Forward) (Forward) (Forward) (Forwarded to store) (Forwarded to ) (Forwarded to (Forwarded to (Forwarded to (Forwarded to (Forwarded to (Forwarded to (Forwarded to (Forwarded to (Forwarded to (Forwarded to

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Alexa Top 10 Indian Websites –> A quick analysis

Its often discussed the importance of .IN in India.  Many has asked me the question .. which one is India’s default domain extension.  My confident answer to them is  .IN ,  Its indeed  one and only the default domain extension of India.  Its quite obvious to have the top 10 websites having many .COM names, this is not quite surprising many countries where CCTLDs is the number one has the similar trends including  UK and China too.     What is important to notice those global businesses which has offering their services are re-directing the .IN to .COM websites. An important point one to remember is .IN is open for registration only starting Feb-2005

I was just curious,  what are the top 10 Alexa  Indian Websites and bit of analysis to understand the .IN importance.   All top 10 websites has registered .IN and at least .IN is forwarded to .COM

Website .IN Registered ?  .IN in use? Analysis Yes .IN is forwarded to has been registered on 3-Jun-2003 14:02:33 UTC , at that time .IN registrations are not open for public and companies , hence google has launched with Google has been established as in India and hence the .IN URL is re-directed to .CO.IN Yes .IN is forwarded to is obvious top 20 website across several countries Yes .IN and are forwarded to .COM and  both registered on 21-Mar-2006 Yes .IN is forwarded to .COM
.CO.IN is owned by a private Individual and not in use registered on 12-Jul-2016 registered on 11-Sep-2005 by Mike Khan from Hyderabad
Greater chances for us seeing the next INDRP by Facebook as Facebook has formed in Feb 2004 ( also trade marked ) much before the actual domain registered , Its so surprising Facebook has not focused to acquire this name so far who are in general very aggressive in protecting their trade marks Yes .IN and are forwarded to .COM is registered on 09-Mar-2006 is registered on 30-Jun-2003 Yes forwarded to .IN Amazon also acquired a domain name for URL shortner paying a premium price in a private transaction Yes .IN forwarded to .COM is owned by private Individual and not in use is registered on 07-Apr-2013 and owned by Wikipedia registered on 07-May-2012 by a Bangalore based person
Another example of is not owned by a popular web brand,  very likely a higher chances of a new INDRP case. Yes .IN forwarded to .COM  not in use is registered on 25-Sep-2007 and owned by Flipkart is registered on 11-Jan-2011 and owned by Flipkart
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