Type: Private
Industry: Registrar
Founded: India, 1999
Founder(s): Jasjit Singh Sawhney
Iqbal Gandham
Headquarters: D-25 Sector 3
Noida, U.P. 201301
Country: India
Revenue: $43 Million (2010)
Key People
Jasjit Singh Sawhney, Chairman, Managing Director, CEO

Desi Subri Valli, COO and Non Exec. Director
Amarjit Singh Sawhney, Whole-Time Director
Swagata Roy, VP of Finance & Accounts
Krishan Kumar, Compliance Officer, Secretary operates seven Internet Data Centers (IDCs).

Net4 has 850 Corporate Data Center Customers, 2800 Business VoIP customers, 80,000 hosted websites, 1 million business e-mail accounts & over 250,000 registered domain names.[1]


Net4India was started in 1999 by Sawhney and Gandham. Both Sawhney and Gandham returned to India from the UK to start Net4India. Initially, Net4 was supposed to be a dial-up ISP.[2]

ICANN appointed PublicDomainRegistry as the gaining registrar for the domain names that were registered with the de-accredited registrar Net 4 India Limited.

Services offered

Net4 offers various services to individuals, businesses and its partners

  • Domain Registration
  • Website Hosting
  • Personalized e-mail
  • VoIP
  • Data Center
  • Enterprise Internet
  • Cloud Server
  • Business Apps
  • SSL

Net4 planned to introduce hosted applications for schools, travel industry and other automated applications. These applications would help Net4 expand its cloud services.[3]


  • Net 4 Singapore Pte Limited: Founded in 2006 to manage the International wholesale VoIP business and VPN Voice/data network services. It has a Service-Based Operator (SBO) license in Singapore.
  • Net 4 Communications Limited : Founded in 2005 to enter into the telecommunications & allied services space.[4]


  • Net4 is IS0 27001 certified for the Information Security standards adopted at its Data Centers; it is the first Internet services company in the World to be certified.
  • Net4 is also ISO 9001:2000 certified.

Partnerships and Accreditations

  • Net4 is a Microsoft Gold Partner
  • Net4 is an ICANN & .in accredited Domain Name Registrar

Insolvency Proceedings and ICANN Notice of Breach

In early April 2019, ICANN became aware of the insolvency proceedings against the registrar Net 4 India Limited (IANA 1007).[5] ICANN began taking actions to protect registrants, such as enforcing applicable contractual obligations against Net 4 India and providing guidance to registrants. ICANN received complaints concerning Net 4 India unresponsiveness to transfer and renewal requests and registrant-provided updates to WHOIS registration data. ICANN observed registrant confusion over Net 4 India acting as reseller for another registrar, Hosting Concepts B.V., and doing business as Openprovider.[6]

On April 23, 2019, ICANN Contractual Compliance sent an Escalated Notice to Net 4 India and a Notice of Suspension on June 5, 2019, which suspended Net 4 India’s ability to register or initiate inbound transfers of domain names for 90 days.

On June 20, 2019, ICANN postponed the start date of the Suspension Period after considering the insolvency proceedings but maintained the Notice with the RAA violations and its cure requirements. The court-appointed resolution professional for Net 4 India was required to provide status updates on the proceedings. ICANN granted extensions to the Notice's deadline because the registrar appeared to continue to provide registrar services and the resolution professional provided updates.[7]

By September 30, 2020, ICANN Contractual Compliance had received more than 400 complaints against Net 4 India by registrants, third parties, and ICANN monitors. Over 70 percent of them were received between August and September 2020. Approximately 74 percent of the complaints were closed because the issue was resolved or beyond the scope of the Notice.[8]

On December 10, 2020, ICANN Contractual Compliance issued a Notice of Breach of Net 4 India Limited’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).[9] The notice addresses RAA violations mentioned in complaints submitted to ICANN Contractual Compliance or observed directly by ICANN. The registrar must resolve all breaches by December 31, 2020. Otherwise, ICANN may initiate the RAA termination process. The breach notice does not cover complaints that are currently in the informal resolution phase.

On May 11, 2021, ICANN announced that Net4India's domain names would be transferred to PublicDomainRegistry.[10]