India Web Hosting
The fastest growing international market representing 18% of the world’s population. In 2019, the country's IT annual revenue was almost $ 180 billion.
The country is a huge market with an estimated 460 million online users and increasing with the enormous growth of mobile Internet environment.
Both Small and Medium-size business are looking to set up their hub in the country's emerging market. From the web design and development services, these companies want to offer domain registration, hosting packages and on-demand services. Other services provided include an e-commerce platform, blog templates, podcast package, image hosting.
Statistics – Hosting In India
A study by Google-KPMG reveals that India has over 51 million small businesses out of which, 68% are offline, i.e., they don't have the Internet connectivity, personal computer and don't use social media for business purposes.
According to the estimates of market and consumer data platform Statista, the country has 460 million users out of 1.3 billion population, and in 2016, only 29.55% of India’s population used the internet. Social media also has poor penetration in the country, with 216.5 million users as of 2016.
Godaddy launched services in Hindi, Marathi, and Tamil to enable more small businesses across India to build an online presence.
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Cloud Computing Customers
- Used mostly by large enterprises and legacy companies dedicated to creating tools and applications.
- e-commerce, adtech, healthcare and financial services
BSNL & MTNL
Indian IT Act Intermediaries
The IT Act in 2008 Amendment
- publish rules/regulations, user agreements; terms and conditions to specify prohibited content
- strict notice and takedown process
- duty to report cybersecurity incidents among others
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(June 2016) DigitalOcean launched its first data center in Bangalore, India
(December 24, 2018, New Delhi) The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology last year released the ‘Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules], 2018’ to amend existing 2011 rules. The Indian Central government proposed an amendment that would hold intermediaries like Whatsapp, Facebook, and YouTube accountable for the content shared on their platforms.
(September 24, 2019) The Supreme Court asked the Government to file an affidavit within three weeks on the timeline for drafting regulations for social media companies.
The government submitted an affidavit to the apex-court highlighting the Internet as a “potent tool to cause unimaginable disruption to the democratic polity.”
The government wants revision in old rules for effective regulation of intermediaries keeping in view the ever-growing threats to individual rights and the nation’s integrity, sovereignty, and security.
The proposed changes include:
- tracing out of originator of information for assistance to law,
- deployment of automated tools for proactive filtering of unlawful content
- the takedown of illegal content within 24 hours
- mandatory incorporation of companies with 50 lakh plus users.
Technically traceability and end-to-end-encryption cannot exist together. The intermediaries cannot store all the elements of the content shared on the platforms.
The government appealed to the Supreme Court for more time to hold inter-ministerial discussions on the effective regulation of social media platforms.
The SC told the Government that the rules should strike a balance between state sovereignty and individual privacy.
Central Government tells Supreme Court on Aadhaar-social media linking that it would prevent criminal elements from taking advantage of social media.
‘Terrorists can’t claim the right to privacy.’
Indian Government is going to finalize and notify rules for social media and digital media platforms within three months, i.e., by January 2020.