ICANN Acronyms and Terms
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An Internationalized Domain Name that can be registered in different ways due to variations in the spelling of words in a given language. For example, when registering a Chinese domain name, two versions of a character might exist in simplified and traditional Chinese or 名称 (Míngchēng, or name) and 名稱 (Míngchēng, or name) may be considered variants in Chinese.