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The browser is showing the punny-code as a way to protect you from phishing sites. There are several Unicode glyphs who are virtually indistinguishable one from another. which is the good one? microsoft.com microsšš˜ft.com


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What you're looking for is called Punycode. You can do pretty much any Unicode character with it, I believe. Verisign have a nifty conversion tool here. In your scenario, mjƶlk.com translates to xn--mjlk-6qa.com - xn--mjlk-6qa.com is the domain you'll need to register and the DNS entries you'll need to create if you want that IDN. (You can try this in ...


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When you type an IDN for a non-IDN-supported TLD, FireFox goes and converts it into punycode instantly. Try it yourself: http://espaƱol.com/ 1 - you'll see it takes you to a parked domain. This indicates that yes, you can register the punycode against the registrar and it will work, but perhaps not as you intended. 1SE's markup doesn't detect IDN urls, so ...


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If I were you, I would certainly take both domains, you wouldn't want someone else to use elniƱo.com when you have a site called elnino.com. Point both to the same webspace, but choose one as the cannonical one. It can be either, but personally I would go for the one without accents, because it's sure to work from anywhere and avoids compatibility or ...


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The characters will need to be supported by the RFC for Internet Naming Standards, if they aren't you won't be able to register them, developers have written their software to work with the standards, so e-mail, name registrars etc won't accept your domain name if it's not part of the standard. Check first to make sure they are valid characters, then it's a ...


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Which web browsers have you tried and what tld(s) are the idn domains for? Firefox supports IDN but only for some tld's - go to about:config in the firefox address bar and search for idn to see the list. updated: .ws isn't on firefox's whitelist, they have a page here: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/tld-idn-policy-list.html That has links to ...



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