State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has entered into an agreement with Data X Gen, the world’s first linguistic email service provider, for supporting .bharat in 15 Indian language domains.
To break the language barrier and provide internet in local languages, the national internet exchange of India (Nixi) launched internationalised domain names (IDN) in 15 Indian languages. But the project did not take off as there was no tech solution to provide email on IDNs was available.
“To empower every person and organisation to achieve more, the company has gone further to integrate local language email addresses across the email platforms, aiming to address linguistic barrier for growth of internet in India,” said Ajay Data, CEO, Data XGen.
The government has issued several directives for making websites multi-lingual. While websites become multi-lingual, email address on these pages were still in English and on English domains.
With the latest technological innovation, the government departments, PSUs and companies, which have reserved domain names with the extension can avail BSNL facility and take hosted email services on these domains and create email address of their choice for language, said Data. They can avail this facility by visiting http://mail.bsnl.in or by sending emails on email@example.com.