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Online Punycode (IDN) Decoder Tool

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Use our popular and free online tool to convert or decode a Unicode text to Punycode (IDN) format and vice-versa

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What is Punycode?

Punycode format is the encoding that allows you to specify domain names in your native language. For example, instead of the domain burger.com, which is most likely busy, you can search and buy a more available domain in your own language, for example, бургер.рф. Since all domains are stored in Latin letters, such a domain will be automatically encoded in punycode format when purchased and will be stored as xn--90aeg6bco.xn--p1ai. All browsers support Punycode and will on the fly convert your domain into native language to бургер.рф. But it should be noted that not all domain zones support IDN (punycode), check before purchase.

Why whould I register an IDN domain in own language?

  • The number of free domains in the native language is much greater than in English.
  • The site in its own language has more confidence among visitors, which gives you an advantage over competitors

What is Unicode?

Unicode is an encoding that allows you to write text in any language.Since the format for storing and managing domain names is limited to English characters, Punycode format is created that allows you to bypass this restriction. Domains are stored and transmitted in English characters (in Punycode format), and displayed in the usual, convenient form (in Unicode).