An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an internet domain name that contains at least one character in a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Chinese, Russian or the Latin-based languages with diacritics, such as German, for example, Jörn.tel. With a .tel IDN, you can:
Reach out to your audience in their language
Create a multilingual communications hub for the price of a domain name
Protect your brand investment
Be found online in the languages of your choice
You can purchase a .tel domain using characters from one of 17 languages. These are Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish languages. Full details of the specific characters available are found in the individual language Policy. A list of providers who offer IDN .tel domains can be found at http://telnic.org/get-started-buy.html
The content of your .tel can also be language specific. All of the default labels such as "address", "phone" and "email" are automatically translated to the language settings of the browser used. Currently, .tel pages support 15 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.
Technically, all IDN domains are registered in the system in an encoded Latin-characters only form, called punycode. When registering a .tel IDN for you, a provider may convert the name you need into punycode automatically, or you may be asked to provide the punycode version. In that case, please use this converter to get a punycode version of any IDN name you wish to register.
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