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Foreign language letters in domain names

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Junkfood00, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Does anyone know how international domains (those with letters such as à, è, ö, å, ä, æ, œ) work? (regardless of the TLD)

    I mean if there are any differences between latin domains and if there are any issues like DNS and sending emails.

    I've seen quite a few domains with those letters being bolded in google, also being EMDs. So I assume google counts them what we call EMD. Anyone with experience?

    I know Godaddy and Namecheap don't allow them so a cheap registrar for such domains is also needed.

    If this really works, then there is a lot of untapped markets to work on. :)
     
  2. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Absolutely no one knows anything when I ask more advanced questions? What a knowledgeable community!
     
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    abock Newbie

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    I'm searching for advice with the same thing.
     
  4. faithjhung

    faithjhung Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i tried to do è.com and they gave me this

    ** This domain contains special non-English characters (i.e. "ä","ö","ü","á","é", "í") and is an Internationalized Domain (IDN). Please note that even if the signs in this domain name appear like regular signs, the domain may not be always reachable by typing in the name, due to browser limitations on IDN names and user setup. The domain can be reached by typing in: XN--8CA.NET.
     
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  6. rippy

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    I believe you cant buy these (à, è, ö, å) unless you pick country domain that uses them.

    For instance Serbia has two country extensions = .rs and .срб (which translates as .srb)
    You wouldn't be able to buy cirilic letters .rs, or latin letters .срб
     
  7. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    You sound like a proper douche.

    But nevertheless, I'll answer your question. Godaddy actually DOES allow them. Check:

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    http://www.godaddy.com/domains/searchidn.aspx
    Never had any issues with them (DNS, mailing etc), because they actually get transformed to something called punycode, e.g. the above mentioned "XN--8CA.NET" is punycode, check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punycode

    How it displays in the user's browser is up to the browser.. Some browsers display the punycode version in the address bar, some the scripted version.. That's something you cannot alter.

    And yes, there are a lot of untapped markets here.
     
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    Hm, looks like you can buy them on godaddy.

    On my local registry you cant