GoDaddy, is the world largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced the availability of generic top level domain (gTLD) .SHIKSHA for registration. The new domain name extension means ‘education’ or ‘learning’ in Hindi. The .SHIKSHA domain name extension helps individuals, business owners and organizations associated with education to get the right domain name and attract Indian students of all ages on the Web.
Ideal for schools, tutors, coaches, trainers, vocational training institutions, test preparation services and educational guides, .SHIKSHA will help make a clear association with the services they offer. .SHIKSHA also immediately implies an association with ‘India’ or ‘Indian’ for people around the world. Through relevant and easy-to-remember domain names, it enables instant recognition and helps businesses stand out in the clutter.
“India is an important market for GoDaddy and the launch of this customized domain extension reinforces our commitment to India,” said GoDaddy India Vice President and Managing Director, Rajiv Sodhi. “Through dot-SHIKSHA, we now offer organizations in the education industry an option to help create a more compelling online identity and target the right customers. We believe with localized domain names, we can aid in further accelerating Internet adoption and make the Web relevant for millions of Indian consumers and business owners.”
The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to release more domain name extensions every week, through 2015, thus expanding the domain name industry from 22 gTLDs, such as.COM, .ORG and .NET, to more than 700. In addition to .SHIKSHA, GoDaddy also offers more than 150 other domain name extensions, including .PHOTOGRAPHY, .CLUB, .GURU and .EXPERT.
In addition to domain names, small business owners can also utilize GoDaddy’s full suite of offerings, which range from Website Builder tools to personalized email addresses with Microsoft Office 365, as well as other services needed to get online.