hosting a domain with non-english characters

blueshift

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Can anyone tell me how I can setup an account with a domain with non-english characters? I am having troubles doing that. The WHM simply removes the non-english characters.

Any Suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
 

casey

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I believe that you have to use the RACE code...
I don't think that non-English domain names can be typed in the browser yet...at least Japanese ones can't.
 

blueshift

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I got this RACE domain when I typed in that domain:

bq--abxg6ytfnqwwv6dsm5sw443fny.com

So I should just create an account with that RACE domain name?

Thanks so much.
 

casey

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I can't make any guarantees, but that's what I would do. Remember, though, that in order to see the website the person must access his site by typing the race encoded url into the browser. Typing the native language still won't work. They've been saying it will work soon for the past 3 years or so. I'm beginning to wonder whether it ever will.
 

blueshift

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LOL are you kidding me? typing that long crappy domain in order to access the site? That's pure jokes.
 

casey

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Well, I noticed that the one you are referring to is not a two-byte language, so perhaps it will work. I don't know. All I know about is Japanese domain names...they don't work. Most companies in Japan are simply telling their customers that domains with special characters in them cannot be hosted.
 

blueshift

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I rather wouldn't make an unsure promise to my client. I have simply responded that it's currently not possible.
 

casey

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From www.pir.org:

14. What will happen with the internationalized domain names?

Multi-script or "Internationalized Domain names" (IDNs) are a small portion of the overall .ORG domain. These names were introduced by VeriSign some time ago, but due to technical limitations have never functioned on the Internet. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has been working to create a standard for IDNs. We are actively monitoring this effort to be ready when the standard is released. Until then, there will be no change in the status of the IDNs.
 

casey

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I just saw this today:

http://www.i-dns.net/support/iClient/iClient.html

This will convert the multilingual domains automatically for the end-user. The domain will still have to be entered into WHM using the RACE encoding, but I think that the customer will be able to type the domain into his browser in his native language.

If anyone tries this out, let us know. I may try it sometime in the future, and I'll post here if I do.
 

dxer

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Can someone provide me with URL of some other RACE convertor. I tried to find on google but without success

Thanks
 

casey

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Did you try the RACE encoded name? As far as I know that's the only way to do it.
 

virtuose

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I don't know, just add account with the domain XN--COMDIENS-D1A.NET

the navigator translated XN--COMDIENS-D1A.NET with verisign and translated by the true domain name comédiens.net

Have fun:)
 

casey

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Originally posted by eos1
Yeah, they are really useless...
I bought one for testing... as you know, email can't be used either. To change the server, you will need to modify Bind, DNS,..etc..I just stop learning...tooooo many things...

and you type Japanese first and change input method to type .com or .jp...etc...

I guess a lot of companies are buying different domains... English, Japanese kanji, Japanese kana, Japanese katakana...too many domains to buy...+.com, .net, .org.....etc...:D
Yep. I still think these types of domains will fade into oblivion. There's no point when you have ctld's. If you want a French looking domain buy one with a .fr extension, Japanese .jp, etc.
:p