.IT IDNs Now Available
As of July 12, 2012, Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) for .IT domains became available. This means that any domain name containing non-ASCII characters, such as letters with accents, in particular the characters à, â, ä, è, é, ê, ë, ì, î, ï, ò, ô, ö, ß, ù, û, ü, æ, œ, ç, ÿ can now be registered. IDN domains at the .IT Registry become available with its system EPP upgrade. Please refer to the registry's “Rules for assigning and managing domain names in the ccTLD .it”.
.IT Registry Accepting Registrants from Additional New Countries
The .IT registry is now accepting registrants from the following additional countries - Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, The Vatican, and the Republic of San Marino.
AFNIC TLDs now Support IDNs
AFNIC - the official registry of .FR, .RE, .TF, .WF, .PM and .YT - started supporting IDN registrations on July 3, 2012. The availability of IDN domains extends the types of characters to 67 different types of characters (previously 37) that can be used to compose a domain name label. A complete list of all the new characters can be found on HEXONET's Support WIKI. Again, IDNs are now available for all six (6) extensions managed by AFNIC.