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hosting a domain with non-english characters

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  1. blueshift

    blueshift Active Member

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    Mind if you tell me how to use RACE code? Really thanks for your help.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    Anyone tried this yet??

    Has anyone gotten this to work yet?
     
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    LOL are you kidding me? typing that long crappy domain in order to access the site? That's pure jokes.
     
  9. 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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    I tried but this is not working for me. When i input domain name in my native language and hit Code , ERROR appear . Tried multiple times and nothing.

    I am using charset=windows-1250
     
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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
     
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    I just tried the Tucows converter and it's not working. Try the following one:

    http://api.webnic.cc/idnconversion.html
     
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    Did you try the RACE encoded name? As far as I know that's the only way to do it.
     
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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:)
     
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    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
     
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