Internationalized Domain Names


Until recently domain names (ie:google.com, whitehouse.gov) could only contain ASCII letters, numbers and the hyphen (-). In 1998 The National University of Singapore began researching the possibility of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) which would allow non-ASCII characters. IDN’s are still being tested, but several domain names have been created using the scripts of various languages. The following domain names are the equivalent of “example.test” in the script of its language.

Arabic
Persian
Chinese, simplified
Chinese, traditional
Cyrillic
Hindi
Greek
Korean
Yiddish
Japanese
Tamil

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