Register a Domain in Your Native Language
What are IDN Domains?
Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are domain names that use characters other than the letters A-Z from the Latin alphabet. These types of domain names contain non-ASCII characters such as Chinese, Arabic, or Russian. IDN domains allow international accessibility of the Internet by allowing users to register domain names in their own language and character set.
Dynadot was one of the first domain registrars to offer international domains and we have over 30 top-level domain (TLD) extensions that support IDNs in a variety of languages.
Why Register IDN Domains?
Although the Internet was founded on the English language, only 10% of the world's population are native English speakers. The most spoken language in the world today is Chinese, which uses a completely different character set than the Latin alphabet that English uses. Imagine trying to access the Internet, but being unable to read or write English and having to type in foreign characters to access websites. International domains are the solution to this problem.
As of 2012, over 70% of the world's Internet users were non-English speakers. As Internet usage rises around the world, that number will likely grow, making international domains a big opportunity. Registering your international domain is the best way to connect with a non-English speaking audience because not only will your website be in their native language, but your domain will be too.
|org||Bosnian Bulgarian Belarusian Chinese-Simplified Chinese-Traditional Danish German Hungarian Icelandic Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Polish Russian Serbian Spanish Swedish Ukrainian|
|biz||Chinese Danish Finnish German Hungarian Icelandic Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Norwegian Polish Portuguese Spanish Swedish|
|co||Chinese Danish Finnish French German Hungarian Icelandic Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish|
|info||Danish German Hungarian Icelandic Korean Latvian Lithuanian Polish Spanish Swedish|
|tel||Chinese Danish Finnish French German Hungarian Icelandic Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish|
|asia||Chinese Japanese Korean|
IDN Domain FAQs
For more information about IDN domains, see the International Domain Names (IDN) section in our help files.