Sub Domain(fourth-level) Registration Service:
It allows to register Sub Domains (fourth-level) under an active 3rd level domain which is hosted in NIC Data Centre.(eg. abc.xyz.gov.in a fourth level domain under a 3rd level domain name xyz.gov.in).
The state governments can register a third-level domain name under GOV.IN and then the fourth-level sub domains can be registered for its various Ministries / Departments / Organisations etc. For example, Government of Delhi may register a third-level domain name like delhi.gov.in and then the sub domains may be registered for its various Departments like education.delhi.gov.in, tourism..delhi.gov.in, transport.delhi.gov.in, etc.
Similarly a Department/Organisation can register a third-level domain name under GOV.IN and then the department can register fourth-level domains for its various branches/divisions/offices across the country. For example, Comptroller and Auditor General of India(CAG) may register third-level a domain like cag.gov.in and then it may further register the fourth-level domains for its various offices across the country like agup.cag.gov.in, agmp.cag.gov.in, agtn.cag.gov.in etc.
Guidelines for obtaining a sub domain name
are same as third level GOV.IN
The Fourth-level sub domain registrations are entertained here only for those third-level domains which are hosted in NIC Data Centre. If you are already having a third-level domain name, but the domain is hosted with other ISP (not NIC), then contact that ISP to register a sub domains under it. To register a third-level domain name under GOV.IN, please visit the website http://registry.gov.in .
If any State/Department own more than one Domain Name, the sub domain (fourth-level) delegations will be permitted only to one third-level domain name chosen by the State/Department. For example, the Government of Haryana may own more than one third level domains like haryana.gov.in & hr.gov.in. But the sub domain delegation is permitted either on haryana.gov.in or on hr.gov.in not on both.
The eligibility requirements for obtaining a sub domain is same as the eligibility requirements for 3rd level domain under GOV.IN.
The domain naming conventions are also same as 3rd level domain under GOV.IN.
Registration Procedure :
Login and Submit Sub domain delegation(Authorizing 3rd level domain to register 4th level under it) request online :
Login - > Subdomain Services - >Request for subdomain
Generate and Print the delegation Letter without any modification on pre-printed official letter head of the Signing Authority and upload scanned copy in PDF format on the Registry WebSite. The letter must be signed by the owner of the Domain (Administrative/Organisational contact).
The parent Department has to first submit the request for sub domain delegations under the third-level domain i.e. to activate fourth-level domain registration.
The Sub Domain registration will be activated/accepted only after receiving the valid Sub Domain Delegation Request Letter from the parent Department.
Steps to Register a Sub Domain :
- Submit the sub-domain registration request:
Login - > Subdomain Services - > Register Subdomain
- Submit the sub-domain activation request by uploading letter duely signed.
Once the above written registration process is completed, the Domain Registration Team will process the request and user will be notified via email.
As per the present policy, there is no fee for the sub domain (fourth-level) name registration under GOV.IN Domain space. However, if there is any change in the policy it will be notified to all the registered users.