www.co.in is Redirecting to a Chinese Website

www.co.in is accessible being redirected to a Chinese site and also Whois is also visible showing as Afilias being registrar and also hosted with them. We could see it’s resolving to a Korean IP at the time of publishing this article.  Indeed a strange thing, how can a 3rd Level extension of a ccTLD is redirecting to a private website?, hope this will be fixed soon.

According to who is data, its showing Afilias as the registrar.

One comment

  1. I have made the assumption that http://co.in and http://www.co.in resolving to the same site. However, the reality is http://WWW.co.in is not a reserved name and .IN registry has let this name registered by a private user.

    At moment http://www.co.in is owned by a private entity based out of China, so there is nothing to panic about. We apologise for the confusion created if any.

    Domain Name: http://WWW.CO.IN
    Registry Domain ID: D496428-AFIN
    Registrar WHOIS Server:
    Registrar URL:
    Updated Date: 2017-12-29T09:47:35Z
    Creation Date: 2005-02-16T06:44:21Z
    Registry Expiry Date: 2019-02-16T06:44:21Z
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date:
    Registrar: Endurance Domains Technology LLP
    Registrar IANA ID: 801217
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse-contact@publicdomainregistry.com
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.2013775952
    Reseller:
    Domain Status: ok
    Registrant Organization: Buycool Ltd.
    Registrant State/Province: Guangdong
    Registrant Country: CN
    Name Server: DNS1.DNBIZ.COM
    Name Server: DNS2.DNBIZ.COM
    DNSSEC: unsigned
    URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form https://www.icann.org/wicf/)
    >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2018-09-25T18:35:26Z < << For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp

    It is a common practice for the registrant of a specific domain name like OUR.in owning http://WWW.our.in too, as many users consider “www.” prefix used as a standard practice.

    1) Co.in Domain name is owned by.IN Registry
    2) http://WWW.co.in domain name is owned by one of the registrants

    There is nothing to resolve here.

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