How to add IDN domain names in the HC Panel ?

Question: How to add IDN domain names in the HC panel ?

Answer:

IDN domains have been supported in HC8 version (after build9). In order to configure IDN domains follow these steps

1. Open "machine.config" located at
x86 OS:  "C:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\CONFIG"
x64 OS:  "C:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\CONFIG"


2. Add following line under <configsections>
       <section name="uri" type="System.Configuration.UriSection, System, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />


3. Add following section at the end of the file before </configuration>
   <uri>
    <idn enabled="All" />
    <iriParsing enabled="true" />
   </uri>


4. Restart HC services and IIS.

*** If windows Dns on remote box then same above instructions should be followed on them

IDN domains will work after this. Please note that IDN domains are converted to their equivalent punny code name in IIS 6 and DNS. IIS7 supports IDN domains without this conversion.

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