Create a zone with an internationalized domain name

This page describes how to use internationalized domain names (IDN) with Cloud DNS.

Create a new managed public zone with an IDN suffix

Cloud DNS lets you create a domain name by using Punycode, which some applications can recognize and render in an international language-specific script.

To see how your domain name visually converts from Unicode characters to the equivalent ASCII-Compatible Encoding (ACE) form, use the IDN converter tool.

To create a new managed zone with an IDN suffix, complete the following steps.


  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the Create a DNS zone page.

    Go to Create a DNS zone

  2. For the Zone type, select Public.

  3. Enter a Zone name. For example, my-new-zone.

  4. Enter a DNS name suffix in Punycode format for the zone by using a domain name that you own.

    For example, for the domain name to appear as, use the IDN representation of ελ for the suffix, which is .xn--qxam. All records in the zone share this suffix.

  5. Under DNSSEC, select Off, On, or Transfer. For more information, see Enabling DNSSEC for existing managed zones.

  6. Click Create. The Zone details page is displayed.

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