IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names)


I have a number of IDNs hosted with Dreamhost and good to see that you prompt the uninitiated at the ‘enter your domain’ box to use the punycode rather than the unicode.
Do you guys have any plans to initiate the use of domains in their native script?
エクイティ.com (Japanese)
非典型肺炎.com (Chinese)
республика.com (Russian)
آسيا.com (Arabic)
พระพุทธเจ้า.com (Thai)
विश्वविद्यालय.com (Hindi)
etc etc

Note: If these domains show up as square boxes or as ??? that means you havent installed the various language packs on your computer - they are all on your OS CD - All things IDN (Internationalized Domain Names)


I failed the Japanese and Chinese fonts!

That Hindi Com address must be a bark to keep typing out!


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I’ve seen some websites using chinese charactesr as their domain names.

I guess this is properly done by the dns servers. the servers will translate the chinese charactesr to alphabet letters.

whether it is achievable also depends on whether the dns server supports the language or not.

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