A little primer on IDNs
What are IDN Domains?
IDN (International Domain Names) are domain names which use international characters. Not that long ago, domain names were only allowed to consist of those characters in the Latin character set. With IDN domain names, users can type addresses in their own language, or character set. Although most of the TLD (top level domains) are IDN enabled, not all of the ccTLD (country-code top level domains) have this feature. Here are a few examples of IDN domains taken from our database: عنايةبالشعر.com , रंगीनहीरे.com, נעליספורט.com, вирусы.net , Seznámka.com.
Why should I register an IDN Domain?
IDN domains are the future of a multilingual internet. Non-English speaking users would prefer to type web addresses in their own languages. Until now many businesses in these regions have been forced to adopt an 'English' version of their domain name. By registering an IDN domain name, your company can provide relevant, localized information about your products and services. Local IDN domain names give your company a professional image, protect your brand in the native laguage and is proof of your commitment to local customers. By targeting local, country wide markets, you can maximise your company revenues.
自行车.hk - Means "Bicycles - (Simplified & Traditional)" in 汉语 - Chinese
الأفراح.net - Means "Weddings" in العربية - Arabic
форекс.com - Means "FOREX - Yandex - 291924" in Русский - Russian
เส้นผม.com - Means "Hair" in ไทย - Thai
רכב.tv - Means "Car" in עברית - Hebrew
内衣.hk - Means "Lingerie/Underwear - (Simplified & Traditional)" in 汉语 - Chinese
ट्वेंटी-20.com - Means "Twenty-20" in हिन्दी - Hindi
सोफ्टवेयर.com - Means "Software" in हिन्दी - Hindi
ירושלים.tv - Means "Jerusalem" in עברית - Hebrew
جزيرةاللؤلؤة.com - Means "Pearl Island" in العربية - Arabic