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Support for IDN TLDs

WHMCS John shared this idea 3 years ago

At present WHMCS can check availability for IDNs on standard TLDs such as ,com, .net and .org.

Please add the ability to also check the availability of Internationalized country code top-level domains, such as:

.中国 (encoded as ".xn--fiqs8s") and .中國 (encoded as ".xn--fiqz9s"; ".zhongguo")

.香港 (encoded as ".xn--j6w193g"; ".hongkong")

.台灣 (encoded as ".xn--kpry57d") and .台湾 (encoded as ".xn--kprw13d"; ".taiwan")

More information is publoished here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internationalized_country_code_top-level_domain

Comments (14)


I can not understand why this doesn't work yet!


this is driving me nuts too - believe me - I just registered 25 IDN domains and I had to go through my Registrar directly to do it as WHMCS won't simply add this feature. Namecheap, my registrar, started giving instructions for creating my own php file, but I really don't/didn't have time for that. This is what we pay the folks at WHMCS the big bucks for! Make it happen!



We have some domains under .no with Norwegian letters like ø, æ and å. NORID who is responsible for the registry use the ACE format for their domains (https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/soknad/verktoy/ace/ace_technical/).

We are using DirectAdmin, and since WHMCS do not support IDN/ACE, we have to change the domain names manually to the ACE format before activating new hosting accounts. We like to see this support in WHMCS, so the domain can be stored in original format in WHMCS, and all request sent to DirectAdmin and the domain name registrars is done in the correct ACE format.