Internationalised Domain Names

Language-specific domain names

An internationalised domain name (IDN) is an Internet domain name that contains at least one name that is displayed in software applications, in whole or in part, in a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Tamil or the Latin alphabet-based characters with diacritics, such as French.

Conexim DNS fully supports IDN either by first converting names (or domain names when creating zones) to the ASCII equivalent format, or by simply entering the original language-specific script. Conversion takes place on-the-fly.

Where IDNs are used, Conexim DNS displays both the original Unicode character as well as the ASCII equivalent.