Registrants IDN FAQ

1. What are Internationalized Domain Names?
2. When will .भारत IDNs be available?
3. Which languages are supported in this Devanagari IDN launch?
4. How can I register an IDN?
5. How much does it cost to register IDNs?
6. What browsers support IDNs?
7. How are IDNs displayed in WHOIS?

1. What are Internationalized Domain Names?

Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are domain/host names that are represented with native language, non-ASCII characters. The native language domain name is followed by the top- level domain (TLD), such as .भारत. An example of an IDN is: उदाहरण.भारत.

2. When will .भारत IDNs be available?
NIXI will launch the .भारत Devanagari IDN Sunrise registrations on 15th August 2014 at 09:00 IST (03:30 UTC) in a phased manner. The Sunrise information is available with the .IN Accredited Registrars. The .भारत IDNs would be available on first-come-first-serve basis starting 18th November, 2014 at 09:00 IST [03:30 UTC] onwards.

3. Which languages are supported in this Devanagari IDN launch?

The current implementation of the .भारत Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in the Devanagari Script supports the following 8 languages:
Bodo(Boro), Dogri, Hindi, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, and Sindhi-Devanagari.

4. How can I register an IDN?

To register a .भारत IDN, go to a .IN Accredited registrar. You can check the list of .IN Accredited registrars from the registry website link:
Accredited Registrars

5. How much does it cost to register IDNs?

The retail pricing for all domains is set by the registrar.

6. What browsers support IDNs?

The new Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE7), Netscape 7.1, Mozilla 1.4, Firefox 1.0 and Opera 7 are anticipated to be IDNA compliant browsers. Subsequent versions of these browsers are also expected to contain this same functionality.
Further questions about IDN compatibility should be directed to your registrar.

7. How are IDNs displayed in WHOIS?

The "Domain Name" field will display the registered name in Punycode (e.g.: xn-- p1b6ci4b4b3a.xn--h2brj9c). Three additional fields will be added to the display output.:
• Language-Tag: The intended Launguage-Tag of the IDN as determined by the registrant (e.g. "HIN-DEVA" for Hindi)
• Unicode Hex: The IDN in Unicode Hex format (e.g. Unicode Hex:U+0924 U+094D U+0924 U+094D U+0924 U+094D)
• Unicode HTML: The IDN in HTML त्त्त्).
Example of an IDN Display in WHOIS with reserved variants:
Domain ID:D3776-LRMS
Domain Name: XN--P1B6CI4B4B3A.XN--H2BRJ9C
Created On:31-Aug-2011 10:08:22 UTC
Expiration Date:31-Aug-2013 10:08:22 UTC
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IDN Script:hin-deva
Unicode Hex:U+0909 U+0926 U+093E U+0939 U+0930 U+0923 Unicode HTML:उदाहरण DNSSEC:Unsigned
Variant reserved by .IN Registry: XN--P1B6CI4B4B3A.XN--H2BRJ9C