Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) are Now LIVE at PAKNIC - Web Addresses in Your Local Language

March 17, 2008 - PakNIC is proud to announce launch of International Domain Names (IDN [wikipedia]) in multiple languages including Urdu and Pushto. The domain registration interface is live at

What is IDN?

Browser support for navigating to URLs written in users' native languages is critical for making the Internet truly international. Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) composed of Unicode characters from all of the world's languages and relies upon a standardized mechanism known as "Punycode" for encoding Unicode domain names using only the ASCII characters that are permitted by the global DNS system. In short, you can have a domain name in your own language and type in browser to access your website.