GoDaddy Launches Internationalized Domain Names

Saw this press release just distributed by GoDaddy tonight and thought I would share with all my international visitors.

Register Domains in More Than 100 Native Languages at

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– trying to install a high-definition television using instructions printed in a language you neither speak nor read.

Now imagine how much easier it would be to get your message across by communicating in your targets preferred, native language. is helping make the Web truly universal with Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs.

An IDN is a Web address expressed in a native language, and it’s helping to revolutionize the Internet. In the past, it has been difficult to translate western character domain names to other languages because popular scripts, such as Arabic, Chinese or Cyrillic, contain characters that were not previously supported by Web browsers. has made Internationalized Domain Names available in more than 100 native languages for .com and .net domain names. Go Daddy also plans to make Internationalized Domain Names available in select languages for .info later this month.

Registering an Internationalized Domain Name with gives consumers the chance to build a complete Web presence in most any language. That’s because many of the products including Go Daddy Web-based Email and Web hosting packages support non-Western language-based characters. is committed to making it easier for consumers all over the world to navigate domain names, CEO & Founder Bob Parsons said. With Internationalized Domain Names, users can find what they need in theirown language. Email offers virus protection, spam filtering, phishing fraud protection and 256-bit encryption at no additional charge. is the worlds top paid host provider – all its packages feature unparalleled 24×7 Customer Support, world-class data centers and a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee.

Click herefor more information about Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs.

Visit GoDaddy.comfor more information about products and services to establish or enhance your Web presence.

About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.

Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and Web site design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce Web site hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 28 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. is also the largest paid hosting provider in the world, according to Netcraft Ltd. uring 2007, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all domain names registered in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.

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