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Feedback Support for IDNs in order to verify domain ownership

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Mehta, Mar 3, 2019.

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    I was trying to add my IDN in order to create a thread in the 'Web hosting' section and realized that the system considers the domain name to be invalid. I tried all 4 combinations, i.e. with and without the 'www' prefix, as well as with and without the punycode equivalent of the URL. Why can't IDNs be added?
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    Mehta, Mar 3, 2019 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    What is an IDN exactly?
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 3, 2019 IP
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    An internationalized domain name, i.e. where the domain name is made up of non-Latin characters. The system doesn't accept it as a valid URL (both, with and without the 'www' prefix). In many other websites, sometimes the punycode equivalent of the IDN is considered to be acceptable (which can be typed in English but is practically very difficult to memorize). But here, the system is not accepting the punycode equivalent as well.
     
    Mehta, Mar 13, 2019 IP
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    Well first of all, "www" is not part of the domain, unless you have something like wwwsomedomain.com. But normally www is a subdomain, not the domain. So if you are trying to add the subdomain www, you can stop trying that (subdomains aren't accepted, only actual domains).

    If you have an example of a domain it's not accepted, it would be helpful.
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 13, 2019 IP
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    Yes, I know that the subdomain prefix 'www' is not actually a part of the domain name. The reason I was trying it was because (in my experience) some websites which are averse to accepting IDNs don't seem to mind the same if the text begins with a Latin character (in this case, 'w'), even though it would now be a subdomain as you said. So I was trying to get it to accept the URL.

    In order to avoid breaking the rules by linking again, I will merely point out that the IDN which I am trying to add (which is not being accepted for creating a thread in the 'Web hosting' section) is the first link in my signature. I wish to create a thread for that domain (it is owned by me), instead of having to put it in my signature.
     
    Mehta, Mar 17, 2019 IP