.Global - IDN supported languages and scripts for .Global

IDN supported languages and scripts for .Global

SUPPORTED IDN LANGUAGES AND SCRIPTS

The .GLOBAL Registry offer IDN labels in compliance with RFCs 5890, 5891, 5892, 5893 and their successors as referred to in the ICANN IDN Guidelines located at ICANN website. The ICANN IDN Guidelines may be amended, modified, or superseded from time to time.

IDN Policy

Please see the updated IDN policy

Reflecting language tag and link to the IANA repository to the .GLOBAL supported languages.

Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Guideline
In September of 2011, ICANN released IDN Implementation Guidelines.
The ICANN guidelines require that a Registry operator develops its IDN solution to be compliant with RFCs 5890, 5891, 5892, 5893 and 5895.
All .GLOBAL IDN languages follows the ICANN guideline.
Arabic language (AR)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character.
Zero Width Non Joiner (ZWNJ) U+200C and Zero Width Joiner (ZWJ) U+200D are not allowed in registration.

Special Remarks:
Letters (0-9) and Hyphen (-) are allowed in Arabic label, but not Alphabets (a-z)

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_ar_1.txt
Belarusian language (BE)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character.

ASCII characters (A-Z same as a-z) are not permitted.

Special Remarks:
Numbers (0-9) and hyphen (-) are allowed

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_be_1.txt
Bosnian language (BS)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character.
ASCII characters (A-Z same as a-z) are not permitted.

Special Remarks:
Numbers (0-9) and hyphen (-) are allowed

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_bs_1.txt
Bulgarian language (BG)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character.
ASCII characters (A-Z same as a-z) are not permitted.

Special Remarks:
Numbers (0-9) and hyphen (-) are allowed

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_bg_1.txt
Chinese (Simplified) language (ZH-CN)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH (Letter, Digit, Hyphen) character.

Special Remarks:
Numbers (0-9) and hyphen (-) are allowed
Mixed Chinese scripts and language tags will not be permitted
ASCII characters (A-Z same as a-z) are not permitted

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_zh-cn_1.txt
Chinese (Traditional) language (ZH-TW)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH (Letter, Digit, Hyphen) character.

Special Remarks:
Numbers (0-9) and hyphen (-) are allowed
Mixed Chinese scripts and language tags will not be permitted
ASCII characters (A-Z same as a-z) are not permitted

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_zh-tw_1.txt
Danish language (DA)
Special Contextual Rules:
None

Special Remarks:
None

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_da_1.txt
Finnish (FI)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character

Special Remarks:
None

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_fi_1.txt
French (FR)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character

Special Remarks:
None

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_fr_1.txt
German (DE)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character

Special Remarks:
The Eszet Character (ß) is not allowed in registration

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_de_1.txt
Hindi language (HI)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character.
Zero Width Non Joiner (ZWNJ) U+200C and Zero Width Joiner (ZWJ) U+200D are not allowed in registration.

Special Remarks:
Letters (0-9) and Hyphen (-) are allowed in Hindi label, but not Alphabets (a-z)

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_hi_1.txt
Hungarian language (HU)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character

Special Remarks:
None

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_hu_1.txt
Icelandic language (IS)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character

Special Remarks:
None

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_is_1.txt
Italian (IT)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character

Special Remarks:
None

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_it_1.txt
Korean language (KO)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character

Special Remarks:
The Korean policy conforms to NIDA (National Internet Development Agency of Korea).

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_ko_1.txt
Latvian language (LV)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character

Special Remarks:
None

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_lv_1.txt
Lithuanian language (LT)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character

Special Remarks:
None

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_lt_1.txt
Macedonian language (MK)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character
ASCII characters (A-Z same as a-z) are not permitted

Special Remarks:
Numbers (0-9) and hyphen (-) are allowed.

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_mk_1.txt
Montenegrin language (ME)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character
ASCII characters (A-Z same as a-z) are not permitted

Special Remarks:
Numbers (0-9) and hyphen (-) are allowed.

The tables uploaded to the IANA repository use “sr-ME” as language tag, but this must be altered to “ME” for .global.


This is caused by the LGR definitions of Language Tags as set in RFC7940.
The difference in Language Tags is not a problem as long as the code point and other
material data associated is accurate.


Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_sr-me_1.txt
Polish (PL)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character

Special Remarks:
None

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_pl_1.txt
Portuguese (PT)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character

Special Remarks:
None

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_pt_1.txt
Russian language (RU)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character.
ASCII characters (A-Z same as a-z) are not permitted

Special Remarks:
Numbers (0-9) and hyphen (-) are allowed

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_ru_1.txt
Serbian language (SR)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character.
ASCII characters (A-Z same as a-z) are not permitted

Special Remarks:
Numbers (0-9) and hyphen (-) are allowed

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_sr_1.txt
Spanish (ES)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character.

Special Remarks:
None

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_es_1.txt
Swedish (SV)
Special Contextual Rules:
Domain label for registration must have at least one non-LDH character.

Special Remarks:
None

Reference IANA:
https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/global_sv_1.txt
Complete set (zip file)
Complete set of languages and scripts can be downloaded here (zipped).
Updated 2017-03-08