What is an Internationalized Domain Name (IDN)?
Connect with Customers in their Local Language
The Evolution of IDNs
Today, Verisign offers IDNs using localized domain extensions that allow you to have an entire web address in a local language, which creates a fully localized web experience for internet users.
Verisign's fully localized IDNs are currently available in Japanese, Korean and Hebrew.
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
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.
If your current web address is 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.net
IDNs are available in many different languages for .com, .net, .name and .cc.
Fully Localized IDNs
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 currently have a .com and want to expand business into the Korean market, get a domain name in Hangul: 베리사인.닷컴
Today, fully-localized IDNs are available in Japanese (.コム), Korean (.닷컴 and .닷넷) and Hebrew (קום.).
Want to learn more?
Find out how you can register your fully localized Korean, Japanese or Hebrew IDN today:
* Please note that the .닷컴, .コム and קום. TLDs are not the same as the .com TLD, and the registrant of a domain name in the .닷컴, .コム or קום. TLD may not be the same as the registrant of a domain name in the .com TLD.