Google’s loss of ownership of its blogspot.in domain could cause problems.

Google appears to have lost ownership of its blogspot.in domain. The domain name is part of Blogger, a blog publishing service owned by Google, which acquired blogger in 2003. Because on bloggers, domain names for a particular country are not different blog addresses, but are redirected based on the current country. So when searching in India, Blogger sits at username.blogspot.in, not username.blogspot.com.

Google's loss of ownership of its blogspot.in domain could cause problems.

As a result, many Indian users will eventually share articles on the web using the .in domain name as the permanent URL of the article. But now from the WHOIS query, blogspot.in domain name has been picked up by a domain name service provider.

Domain Name: blogspot.in

Registry Domain ID: DE2DC9C0E8E694C28ADEF0F444F121B45-IN

Registrar URL: www.domainming.com

Updated Date: 2020-06-29T20:00:06Z

Create Date: 2020-06-24T20:00:05Z

Registry Expiration Date: 2021-06-24T20:00:05Z

Domain Status: inactive

In February 2013, Blogger launched a country-specific URL. For example, in India, the username.blogspot.com will automatically be redirected to the username.blogspot.in, in Australia, user name.blogspot.com.au. At the time, Google explained its intention to do so: if the company receives a request to remove content that violates local laws, readers may not be able to access the content on local domain names that apply different country laws.

Blogger snobs seem to have been google’s main product for a long time, however, this loss of domain name will hurt many bloggers and readers because it will create a lot of invalid links. For example, the results of a google search for ‘site:blogspot.in’ generated more than 4.5 million results at the time of writing.