According to the reports, Govind, CEO, NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India) and Chairman of .IN registry announced this move at the World Domain Day 2014.

He said that domain names that end with .Bharat in Devanagri script will now cover seven Indian languages namely, Boro, Hindi, Dogri, Konkani, Maithalai, Marathi, Nepali and Sindhi starting on August 27.

He also revealed soon to include support for other languages such as Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, Tamil and Punjabi.

“Internet governance is coming up in a big way and we need to have a multi-stake holder approach for issues pertaining to public policy and critical Internet resources,” he reportedly disclosed.

“This is not a bad move, but I doubt and wonder if it will encourage people to buy domain names in Indian languages. Is it in sync with the national digital infrastructure? It is important that the government encourage every department and village panchayat to get online with a website along with this,” says Osama Manzar, Head of Digital Empowerment Foundation.