The amendments passed by Parliament require internet behemoths like Google, Rediff and Microsoft — which provide free email services — to set up Indian servers. Not just that, they may also have to provide Indian email accounts for Indian nationals.
Internet users will have email accounts ending with ‘.in’ instead of ‘.com’ – ToI
While this is repercussion of the Mumbai terror attack (terrorists used BlackBerry mobiles and Blackberry refused to part with information critical to the investigation), changing the domain names does not make sense at all.
Infact, many of these companies tend to transfer email accounts (i.e. data) to respective geographical servers – to serve users better (and faster).
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