Online shopping is a popular trend in India and it’s getting bigger evey day. Flipkart has changed the meaning of online shopping in India and has passed the inspiration to several other indian startups in this space. The other hand , world’s popular ecommerce brands like Amazon, eBay..etc also the early movers in this space.
In our analysis about the top 10 ecommerce companies in India, we have found majority of the companies either using .IN name as a primary domain name extension or atleast owning the .IN domain name. This again proved, if you are a company having India business interests “You need to own a .IN irrespective of you own a .COM or not”. If you notice this trend closely, there is a paradigm shift on the awareness of domain name extensions in India , still its in early stages and need to go long way.
It is one of the best online shopping portals in India, Flipkart also gets the credit of revolutionising the Indian Online Marketplace. It offers products in various categories including movies, music, games, mobiles, cameras, computers, healthcare and personal care.
Flipkart owns many domains like flipkart.com,flipkart.net,flipkart.org,flipkart.in,flipkartindia.in and flipkart.co.in,..etc.At the moment flipkart.in and flipkart.co.in are redirecting to flipkart.com
In May 2016, Flipkart was not re-directing the traffic from Flipkart.co.in to Flipkart.com, at moment its re-directing to Flipkart.com. We are just quoting this as reference and as an example of change of trend and recognition of .CO.IN domain name extension.You can refer this article from May 2016 for further details – Top 10 Alexa Websites of India
Domain Name: Flipkart.in
Global e-Commerce giant Amazon launched its Indian version in 2013 and since then it is taking on Flipkart on every step.In India, its managed by Amit Agarwal.
Amazon owns many domains like Amazon.com,Amazon.net,Amazon.org,Amazon.us,Amazon.in and amazon.co.in..etc.At the moment amazon.co.in is redirecting to amazon.in.
Domain Name: Amazon.in
Read: “Flipkart India vs Amazon India – Domain Usage Analysis”
PayTM has grown significantly in last few years and launched their Mobile Banking service in 2017.It’s the best platform for money transferring in India.
Paytm owns many domains like paytm.com,paytm.net,paytm.org,paytm.us and paytm.in..etc..At the moment paytm.in is redirecting to paytm.com.
Domain Name: Paytm.in
Snapdeal is an online marketplace headquartered in New Delhi with great range of products. eBay, Softbank, Ratan Tata and Alibaba backed e-Commerce Website Snapdeal is fourth biggest Online Shopping Website in India.
Snapdeal owns many domains likesnapdeal.com,snapdeal.net,snapdeal.org,snapdeal.in
,snapdeal.co.in and snapdeal.org.in..etc, At the moment Snapdeal.co.in is redirecting to snapdeal.com. Snapdeal.in is owned by them, however not re-directing the traffic , certainly a wrong approach.
Domain Name: Snapdeal.co.in
Myntra is an e-commerce company for Fashion and Lifestyle products which was acquired by Flipkart in 2014 for 300 Million USD. It still runs as a separate entity but sooner or later it will be merged with Flipkart.
Myntra.in and Myntra.co.in are parked and owned by private individuals, hope we will notice 2 INDRP disputes sooner or later.
Domain Name: Myntra.com
eBay is one of the biggest Online marketplace in world and their India version is one of the biggest Online Portal for Shopping.
eBay owns domains like ebay.in,ebay.co.in and ebay.com.At the moment ebay.com and ebay.co.in are redirecting to ebay.in.
Domain Name: ebay.in
ShopClues is an online retail website, headquartered in Gurgaon, It is among the fastest growing E-Commerce portals in India. Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley.
Shopclues owns shopclues.com,some individual owns shopclues.in and they are parked under bodis. A potential INDRP candiate , hope INDRP lawyers are reading our blog 🙂
Only second Indian Online Business which listed on New York Stock Exchange. Biggest Travel booking website in India.
Makemytrip owns makemytrip.com,makemytrip.in and makemytrip.co.in..etc.At the moment makemytrip.in domain is not redirected to makemytrip.com.Hope they will improve on this aspect in future.
Domain Name: Makemytrip.com
One of the latest entrant in Indian e-Commerce sector. It is among most visited and biggest online classified website in India. Recently they have enabled a feature where the customer can buy the used product listed on Quikr directly from site and will receive doorstep delivery.
Quikr owns many domains like quikr.com,quikr.net,quikr.in and quikr.co.in..etc,At the moment quikr.in is redirected to quikr.com
Domain Name: Quikr.in
GoIbibo is an online travel organization founded in January 2007 by Ashish Kashyap.GoIbibo owns goibibo.com and goibibo.in.
Domain Name: Goibibo.com