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Registering Domain Names In Your Local Language

The Internationalized Domain Name system lets you register domain names in your dialect. These domains can be formed using characters from different scripts, are encoded by the Unicode standard, and are used as allowed by relevant IDN protocols.

ICANN instituted the IDN Program for the development of a multilingual Internet. As the Internet uses ASCII which is an English alphabet-based character encoding standard for electronic communication, it represents text in computers, various devices, and the Internet. 

With Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), the system of makes it possible for anyone to register a domain name in his native language. You can register IDNs by searching for a domain name in your language-specific scripts, such as Devanagari, Chinese, Arabic, Cyrillic, Hebrew, or the Latin alphabet-based characters with diacritics or ligatures, such as in the French language. These domain names are limited to certain TLDs but include all top-level domain extension options such as .com .net .org.

How To Register Domain Names In Your Native Language?

Visit then type your domain name in your native language (you may use Google Input Tools to type in your local language) and press the GO button. This will show you a list of available domain names and some suggestions in case the searched domain name is already taken.

The screenshot shows an internationalized domain name in the Hindi language

Next, select the domain name and continue to the cart. While registering your domain name, you will be prompted to add WordPress to your domain to self-start your website. Once a domain name is registered it can be managed from the My Products section in your account.

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