Afnic opens domains with accents to all internet users

Thursday 5 July 2012 | 10:07 CET | News
French domain name registry Afnic announced that registration of domain names with 30 accents and symbols, internationalised domain names (IDN), is now open to everyone. This was previously reserved to existing holders of domain names ending in .fr, .re, .yt, .pm, .wf and .tf in ASCII version. During the so-called sunrise period lasting two months, Afnic registered 11,541 domain names with accents. The registrars which recorded the most domains in this period were OVH (2,376), Indom (1,341), Renater (1,323), Gandi (986) and Pixel (568).

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Afnic / Indom / OVH / Sunrise
Countries: France
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