NIXI’s justification for 2 domains per person? National Security

Remember NIXI’s two domain per person policy? The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) is the nodal authority for [dot]in domains in India. In December 2021, NIXI published an undated notice stating that if any entity wants to register for more than two of India’s Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) - [dot]in domains, they'll have to seek written permission from the NIXI CEO. In our RTI request on this notice, NIXI responded with an incomplete response stating that the notice was issued for "national security". Go figure.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/nixis-domain-cap/
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Mindbogglingly stupid.

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Indeed Akshay, it is a weird decision taken without any legal basis, transparency or consultation. Moreover, their notice bears no date and lacks clarity on the process to be followed! We have filed a first appeal against their decision and will update as soon as we get a response.