[dns-operations] question about a host

Jan-Piet Mens list at mens.de
Thu Aug 15 12:55:58 UTC 2019

>From the link given, I can't understand what this kind of domain means?
>xn--gk3at1e (通販, "online shopping", /tsuhan/)

These are IDN (internationalized domain names) which are 
language-specific. See [1] for a rather good explanation.

>Or even how to spell with it?

If it's any consolation, I can neither read nor write them either, which 
is why the xn-- version exists.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internationalized_domain_name

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