Thursday, August 25, 2016

Delhi-based Startup Data Xgen rolls out Email addresses in Hindi characters with '.bharat' domain

Started with being an ISP provider on the Northern parts of India, failed venture with Satyam for covering a larger territories, numbers of tech startups including Xgen Plus, Spamjadoo and now Data Xgen, founder of all these startups Ajay Data is relentless and growing abound. This Delhi-based startup Data Xgen Technologies rolled out its latest paid service to provide email addresses in Hindi characters with '.bharat' domain, which is available in Devanagari script. These emails are supported by email service providers like Gmail and Microsoft, which the founder calls the Gmail of India.
Dr Ajay Data founder of startup Data Xgen
Dr Ajay Data founder of Data Xgen

“A few hundred IDs have been created till now on .bharat domain, which is available in Devanagari script. Anyone interested in Hindi script ID can visit our website and buy an email package,” Data Xgen Technologies founder Ajay Data said. Email sent from these addresses is supported by leading service providers such as Gmail and Microsoft.

“Besides communicating in Hindi, people can send emails from addresses created in Hindi script to Gmail, Outlook and some of the other services,” Mr. Data said.


To bring more people on Internet, government is pushing website and email addresses in Hindi or Devanagari scripts. The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) has asked domain or website name sellers to provide free .bharat (in Devanagari script) to everyone who buys a ".in" domain name.

When contacted, Google shared a blog post in which it said, "Language should never be a barrier when it comes to connecting with others and with this step forward, truly global email is now even closer to becoming a reality."

The blog mentioned that it has added 13 languages for Gmail services which includes Afrikaans, Chinese (Hong Kong), Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhala, and Zulu.

Microsoft said that it continues to enhance capabilities and make it easy for users to use and adopt local languages using its technology and this includes domain names in local languages.

"The current versions of Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge and MS Outlook 2016 all support Indian languages including Hindi and internationalised email addresses," a Microsoft spokesperson said.
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