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Status overview for Internationalized Domain Names

Apart from Afilias (.info) and VeriSign (.com/.net), many different registries throughout the world are working on the adoption of Internationalized Domain Names. Within Europe, there are several registries interested in expanding the character set that can be used for domain names, primarily to provide country- and language-spezific characters.
The following table lists all the registries that have published a time schedule for the expansion of their character set, and all those that do already accept registrations of Internationalized Domain Names.
Not listed are top level domains that cannot be registered at Knipp, e.g. Korea or Thailand.
For the character sets mentioned here, only those characters can be used that belong to the group of letters (i.e. alphabetic characters). Special characters like £ (pound, currency sign) in the Latin-1 Supplement or the € (euro symbol) are not supported.
Top-Level-Domain
Land
time schedule IDN-Adoption
allowed letters or fonts
additional information
.at
Austria
March 31st, 2004
.biz
generic
October 12th, 2004
ä ö ü
.ch
Switzerland
March 1st, 2004
.com
generic
December 14th, 2003
Latin, greek, cyrillic, armenian, hebrew, arabic and most of the asiatic character sets.
.de
Germany
March 1st, 2004
see List
.dk
Denmark
February 1st, 2004
æ ø å ä ö ü é
.es
Spain
no official time schedule available
still unavailable
.fi
Finland
no official time schedule available
still unavailable
.fr
France
no official time schedule available
still unavailable
End of 2003 predefinition of the character set
.gr
Greece
no official time schedule available
still unavailable
.hu
Hungary
March 1st, 2004
á é í ó ö õ ú ü ű
.info
generic
March 16th, 2004
ä ö ü
.li
Liechtenstein
March 1st, 2004
.net
generic
December 14th, 2003
Latin, greek, cyrillic, armenian, hebrew, arabic and most of the asiatic character sets.
.no
Norway
February 18th, 2004
á à â ä č ç đ é
è ê ģ ñ ó ò ô ö
š ŧ ü ž æ ø å
.org
generic
January 15th, 2005
ä ö ü
.pl
Poland
4th quarter of 2003
.se
Sweden
4th quarter of 2003
å ä ö ü é
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