On December 30, 2021, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has notified that the National Internet Exchange of India is allowed to perform Aadhaar authentication, on voluntary basis, in domain booking process, with effect from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette.

The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) shall follow the guidelines issued by the Central Government with respect to use of the Aadhaar authentication.


Under NIXI, the IN Registry is a function with primary responsibility for managing the Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) that is, operationalisation of .IN domain and ensuring its operational stability, reliability and security.


As Aadhaar based authentication is on voluntary basis, paper based KYC may be used, when registrant provides Government identity card other than Aadhaar card, and in this process, the customer is required to upload or mail the scanned self-attested copies of his documents with the NIXI and the verification of the validity of the details submitted shall be done through mobile and E-mail KYC (through OTP).


Customers may provide scanned self-attested copies of the following documents :–

  1. Bank Passbook or Post office Passbook with photo; or
  2. Voter Identity Card; or
  3. Ration Card; or
  4. Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card; or
  5. Driving License issued by the Licensing Authority under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59
    of 1988); or
  6. Passport; or
  7. Identity Card issued under seal of the institution; or
  8. Certificate of Identity having photo of such person issued by a Gazetted Officer or a Tehsildar on an official letter head; or
  9. Any other document as specified by the Central Government

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