Yes. Some top level domains now offer registration of domain names containing national characters such as æ, ø and å. Domain names containing such special characters, are called IDN (Internationalized Domain Names).
The IDN standard is relatively new, and some programs still do not support these domain names, including Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and earlier, Windows Mail, gmail.com and hotmail.com.
Whilst the IDN standard is still in its childhood years and the majority of the Internet users do not use IDN compatible software, let alone being able to type them on their keyboards, we recommend all applicants/owners of IDN domains also to apply for a "classic" domain name.
Below is a list of allowed characters (in addition to a-z, 0-9 and hyphen).
|Top level domain||Allowed characters|
|.se||àáäåæçèéêëìíîïðñòóôöøùúüýþćčđěłńŋřśšţŧźžǎǐǒǔǥǧǩǯəʒ, plus Hebrew|
|.as||Same as .de|
|.com||Same as .de, plus Greek, Cyrillic, Chinese, Korean, etc.|
|.net||Same as .de, plus Greek, Cyrillic, Chinese, Korean, etc.|
|.org||áäåāąæćčéēėęģíīįķļłñńņðóöøōőŗśšúüūűųýźżžþ plus Cyrillic and Korean|
|.info||áäåāąæćčéēėęģíīįķļłńņðóöøōőŗśšúüūűųýźżžþ plus Korean|