International Domain Names (IDN) with Turkish Characters
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International Domain Names (IDN) with Turkish Characters

What is an IDN?

 

IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) is a system that enables domain names to be written using characters other than those in the Latin alphabet (A-Z). Thanks to the IDN system, domain names can be written in various languages, including Turkish, using characters from the local language.

Turkish domain names can be registered with IDN characters such as ı, ü, ö, ç, ş, ğ, and İ. For example, a domain name such as "işletmeniz.com" can be registered using Turkish characters.

How does the IDN work?

To register a domain name with Turkish characters, it must be converted to Punycode format. Punycode is a character encoding system used to convert non-Latin characters into ASCII characters. The Punycode representation of a domain name is what the DNS (Domain Name System) actually uses to identify a domain name.

To register an IDN domain name with Turkish characters, follow these steps:

  • Check the availability of the desired domain name using a WHOIS search.
  • Convert the domain name to Punycode format using a Punycode converter tool.
  • Register the domain name with a domain registrar that supports IDN domain names.

 

What is the purpose of IDN?

It is important to note that not all web browsers and email clients support IDN domain names with Turkish characters. Before registering an IDN domain name, make sure that your target audience is using a web browser and email client that supports IDN domain names with Turkish characters.

With our IDN Converter, you can check before domain registration.

Click for IDN Check.