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What are IDNs?
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).
Why register IDN domains?
Although the Internet was founded on the English language, only 10% of the world's population are native English speakers. As of 2012, over 70% of the world's Internet users were non-English speakers. With IDNs, not only will your website be in their native language, your domain will be too.
UTF-8 is a sequence of encoded characters that can represent characters in a foreign language. Your browser will display this data using an appropriate or familiar font.
What is Punycode?
Punycode transforms a Unicode sequence into a string of ASCII characters. Only letters (A-Z), digits (0-9), and hyphens are allowed. Punycode sequences always represent IDN domains starting with the characters "xn--".
What is ASCII?
ASCII stands for the American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It is a character-encoding scheme based on the English alphabet.
Why is there a drop down menu of languages next to some TLDs when I search for IDN domains?
ICANN requires that IDN domain registrations be associated with a language or set of languages. When you do an IDN domain search, you need to select the appropriate language from the drop down menu to register your domain. This ensures the appropriate language rules are applied to your domain name. Please note that not all TLDs follow this requirement, so if you do not see a drop down menu, you do not need to specify a language.
Why was my IDN domain not registered?
Sometimes our IDN domain search will say that your IDN domain is available, but we will not be able to register the domain for you. You can find more information on what causes
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