How to enter domains with special characters? (IDNs)

  • Posted October 6, 2014

I tried adding a new domain with õ character and I got the following warning.

“Only valid hostname characters are allowed. (a-z, A-Z, 0-9, ., _ and -) Or a single record of ‘@’. and Name contains invalid characters”


You can use a conversion tool, like this one from Verisign, that will give you the “xn–” that gp mentioned.

Have you tried using “xn–” instead of the unicode name?

Have you tried using “xn–” instead of the unicode name?

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awesome thanks for share it. #punsong

Was able to enter the xn encoded version. Hopefully it will start working as well. Thanks guys!