Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) enable Internet users to navigate and communicate online in their preferred script, transforming the Internet into a truly global and multilingual tool. By adding IDNs to their .com, .net, .tv, .name, and .cc domain name options, registrars have the opportunity to expand services and help increase revenues. For assistance or questions, please contact the FreeYourID Customer Affairs Office at or .
Registrars are welcome to download the IDN Software Development Kits (SDKs) and implement IDN offerings into your domain name registration service.
FreeYourID IDNs follow Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Standards related to IDN. There are important points to consider when registering an IDN.
The FreeYourID Shared Registration System (SRS) allows a registrant to register IDNs through a registrar in any script supported by Unicode. The registrant's IDN is stored in the Registry’s database in an ASCII-compatible representation as defined by RFC 3492 (Encoding Scheme: punycode). The uniqueness of a domain name registration is determined by its Unicode representation. Valid characters for IDNs are those identified within the Unicode 3.2. For more information, see Policy for IDN Code Points.
FreeYourID processes IDN transactions on first-come, first-served basis in the same manner as with all registrations in the .com, .net, .name, .tv, and .cc registries. If a dispute occurs, FreeYourID follows any and all policies established by ICANN to uniformly administer the domain name transfer dispute process.
To assist with potential disputes, FreeYourID has created the IDN Conversion Tool, which works as follows:
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