Internationalized Domain Names

Connect with Customers in their Local Language

What is an Internationalized Domain Name (IDN)?

An IDN is a domain name in the local language of the intended internet user.

For several years, Verisign has enabled the registration of IDNs (to the left of the dot) for all .com, .net, .tv, .name and .cc web addresses in many different languages.

The Evolution of IDNs

Today, Verisign offers IDNs using localized domain extensions that allow you to have an entire web address (both to the left and right of the dot) in a local language, which creates a fully localized web experience for internet users.

Verisign’s fully localized IDNs are currently available in Japanese and Korean, with more to come.

Why Register an IDN?

If you’re a small business trying to target a local market or a global corporation doing business internationally, an IDN:

Connects you with customers online in their local language

Makes a website address memorable and easier to remember

Strengthens your brand when you register a complementary IDN to your existing .com, .net, .tv, .name or .cc

How Do IDNs Work?

IDNs should be included in your web localization strategy to reach more local customers. If you have an existing website or you’re developing a new website using local language, then your website address should be localized. Register a partial or fully localized web address using native script to become more relevant to your intended audience.

IDN

(to the left of the dot)

If your current web address is startonline.verisign.net and you do business in France, register it in Latin: votreidée.net

If you’re looking to expand into Russia, get a domain name in Cyrillic: Верисайн.com

IDNs (to the left of the dot) are available in many different languages for .com, .net, .tv, .name and .cc.

Fully Localized IDNs

(to the left and right of the dot)

If your current web address is Verisign.com and you do business in Japan, register it in Katakana: ベリサイン.コム

Or if you current have a .com and want to expand business into the Korean market, get a domain name in Hangul: 배리사인.닷컴

Currently, fully-localized IDNs are available in Japanese (.コム) and Korean (.닷컴 and .닷넷).

Register an IDN

Want to learn more?

Find out how you can register your fully localized Korean or Japanese IDN today: (visit our US site)

Get the .com you know, now in Japanese*

Get the .com you know, now in Korean*

The evolution of .net for Korea

* Please note that the .닷컴 and .コム TLDs are not the same as the .com TLD, and the registrant of a domain name in the .닷컴 or .コム TLD may not be the same as the registrant of a domain name in the .com TLD.