.CO Launching IDNs For Eight European Languages In October

.CO Internet logo.CO Internet has announced they will be launching registrations for .co domains in eight European languages on 15 October.

The eight European Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) being launched are Russian, German, French, Portuguese, Polish, Latvian, Lithuanian and Hungarian. Spanish is already available being the language of Colombia.

Since January, .CO has launched 15 IDN language tables due to their belief that IDNs can be an important building block towards creating a multilingual internet. The accessibility of additional global languages in the .CO namespace is intended to increase local interest and use.

There are now over 1.5 million .co domain names following their relaunch three years ago.

The launch date is 15 October 2013, 00:00:00 UTC and includes all .CO domains – .co, .com.co, .net.co and .nom.co.

The .CO Registry will not be conducting a formal trademark sunrise, landrush or grandfathering period for IDNs.

More information is available from the .CO Internet IDN downloads page.