Here, usingjoomla.com would like to introduce you to IDNs - Internationalised Domain Names.

"Most" domain names use ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) characters - latin letters (a - b) and /or numerals (0 - 9) and a hyphen (-)

The use of non-ASCII domain names began in about the year 2008 when Internationalised Domain Names began to emrge allowing domain names to be registered in "local" languages such as: Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian.

How non-ASCII domain names "work" is beyond the scope of this article - except to say that a series of conversions take place in your browser.

Below - we list some Internationalised Domain Names and their nearest English translation / equivalent.

If you spot an error or omission - please let us know.

IDN Country / Language English / ASCII Equivalent

.在线

People's Republic of China / Chinese .online

.公司

People's Republic of China / Chinese .company

.移动

People's Republic of China / Chinese .mobile

.我爱你

People's Republic of China / Chinese .ILoveYou

.公司.香港

Hong Kong / Chinese
.company.hongkong


.網絡.香港

Hong Kong / Chinese .network.hongkong

.組織.香港

Hong Kong / Chinese
.organisation.hongkong


.個人.香港

Hong Kong / Chinese .personal.hongkong

.香港

Hong Kong / Chinese .hongkong

.政府.香港

Hong Kong / Chinese .government.hongkong

.網絡.香港

Hong Kong / Chinese .internet.hongkong

.組織.香港

Hong Kong / Chinese .internet.hongkong

.教育.香港

Hong Kong / Chinese .education.hongkong

.中國

People's Republic of China / Chinese .china

.台湾

Taiwan (Republic of China) / Chinese .taiwan

.网站

People's Republic of China / Chinese .website

.政府

People's Republic of China / Chinese .government

.娱乐

People's Republic of China / Chinese .entertainment

.机构

People's Republic of China / Chinese .agency

.企业

People's Republic of China / Chinese .enterprise

.游戏

People's Republic of China / Chinese .game

.商标

People's Republic of China / Chinese .trademark
.佛山 People's Republic of China / Chinese
.foshan

Foshan:

City in People's Republic of China

佛山

中华人民共和国城市

.广东 People's Republic of China / Chinese
.guangdong

Guangdong:

Province in People's Republic of China

省份在

人们 中华民国

.移动 People's Republic of China / Chinese
.move


.セール

Japan / Japanese .sale

.在线

Japan / Japanese .online

.ストア

Japan / Japanese .store

.クラウド

Japan / Japanese .cloud

.みんな

Japan / Japanese .everyone

.コム

Japan / Japanese .com

.ファッション

Japan / Japanese .fashion

.ポイント

Japan / Japanese .point

.商店

Japan / Japanese .store

.संगठन

India / Hindi .organisation

.कॉम

India / Hindi .com

.नेट

India / Hindi .net

.คอม

Thailand / Thai .com

.닷컴

Korea / Korean .com

.닷넷

Korea / Korean .net

.한국

Republic of Korea / Korean
(South Korea)
.korea

.дети

Russian Federation / Russian .children

.ком

Russian Federation / Russian .com

.онлайн

Russian Federation / Russian .online

.орг

Russian Federation / Russian .org

.сайт

Russian Federation / Russian .website
.рус Russian Federation / Russian
.rus

Shortened version of русский

русский is Russian for: Russian

.москва Russian Federation / Russian
.moscow

Geographic IDN: Moscow


.католик

Russian Federation / Russian
.catholic

Proposed IDN domain name

.ею Russian Federation / Russian
.eu

(European Union)


.рф

Russian Federation / Russian
.ru


.ελ


Greece

Ελλάδα

Ellinikí Dimokratía

the Hellenic Republic

Ελληνική Δημοκρατία

The Republic of Greece

Δημοκρατίας της Ελλάδας


.gr


.இலங்கை

Sri lanka / Tamil

.srilanka


.мкд

Macedonian / Macedonia

.mkd


.சிங்கப்பூர்

Singapore / Tamil

.singapore


.бел

Belarus / Belarusian

.bel


.укр

yukraine / Ukrainian

.ukr