We are just days away from the transition of .IN to new Technical Services Provider, Neustar, and things are progressing well for a smooth and efficient migration on 28 February.
This week, the planned and careful migration of the DNS service onto the Neustar global DNS platform was completed. NIXI and Neustar technical specialists, along with the root zone management team at IANA, conducted multiple tests against the Neustar DNS platform and all passed successfully.
.IN and the seven existing Internationalised Domain Names, or IDNs (read more about upcoming improvements to IDNs here), are now being served by over 30 global DNS locations, provided by six anycast global networks, split across multiple redundant and high-capacity network providers. All DNS traffic is protected by Neustar SiteProtect DDoS protection, providing over 10Tbps scrubbing capacity globally.
What does all this mean? In short, .IN is now backed by a world-class, stable, secure network that is trusted around the globe.
With import and migration testing also close to completion, and all tests so far resulting in successful imports, the final steps are underway. We will continue to provide updates to Registrar partners and .IN Registrants throughout the process.
This transition marks the first step in a new age of success for .IN, and we’re excited to start this journey for the benefit of the whole Indian Internet community.
Remember: there will be a short, temporary maintenance period to allow the transition to occur. For a maximum period of 48 hours from 00:00 (IST) 28 Feb to 23:59 (IST) 1 March / 18:30 (UTC) 27 Feb to 18:29 (UTC) 1 March, access to the .IN Registry will be unavailable. We expect the transition to complete much sooner than the allotted period, but during this time no new domains will be able to be created, and existing domains can’t be updated or deleted. It’s important to note that all DNS traffic will continue, which means there will be no impact to existing .IN websites or email addresses.