If many extensions accept non-Latin characters, including the Greek script, rare are those only dedicated to this alphabet. Thus, thanks to the development of .ελ (Greece) and .ευ (European Union), the Greek identity appears in the portfolio of extensions managed by Netim!
Two extensions in Greek script
.ελ, the ultimate Greek extension
Local extensions are real opportunities for countries to develop their digital dynamism. Greece is no exception to the rule thanks to its extensions dedicated to the Greek territory and language.
A territory with a rich culture and history as well as a very specific language. But, if language is a conveyor of cultural specificity, the digital territory was an exception to the rule for a long time.
With the appearance of the Greek script in the extension landscape, companies, businesses and individuals will now be able to create a digital presence in accordance with their image. Likewise, any foreign investor will also be able to offer a version adapted to the Greek speaking populations.
.ευ, when Europe goes to Greek script
If there is one extension that could not ignore the specificities of language, it is the .EU. With 28 member countries and 24 official languages, there are many alphabets within European countries.
In addition to these linguistic specificities, it is a question of allowing each people to express themselves through their own alphabet. Since national identity issues have been at the center of European concerns for some years, it was essential for Eurid to adapt and propose extensions in non-Latin characters.
IDNs, the new standard for web addresses with non-Latin characters
Until 2003, domain names were composed only of Latin characters, numbers 0 to 9 and dashes. A range of characters that matches those of an English keyboard. Thus, linguistic specificities were erased in favor of Latin characters supposed to satisfy the greatest number of users.
In order to repair this restriction, the IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) were created. The principle was simple: translating non Latin characters as Unicode.
Ths, accentués.com becomes, once translated, xn--accentus-h1a.com. If you want to register your domain name with non-Latin characters, you can use our online translator to see how your domain will be interpreted.