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PRESS RELEASE: GoToÄgäis or GoToAegaeis – German umlauts in .de domains

31.03.2014

Since ten years DENIC has been allowing internationalized domain names

In March 2004, the German Internet registry DENIC introduced special character domains or so-called Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). Today, 93 characters are available for domain names under .de.

Like a country code, IDNs support national identity in the World Wide Web and guaranty linguistic diversity. Thanks to providing the possibility of using the characters of one’s mother tongue in domain names, IDNs also contribute to equality in the cyberspace.

For further information, please refer to our German press release press release.