Peru set to launch Spanish IDNs
The Peruvian namespace .PE will soon be open to Spanish character domain names. An initial priority registration period is currently underway.
Spanish characters are all the rage at the moment. After Spain’s own domain, .ES, both .INFO and .BIZ have recently announced plans to offer Spanish-language characters.
Peru is doing the same with 7 characters on offer: ñ, á, é, í, ó, ú, and ü.
A priority registration period has been underway since January 3rd. Owners of existing .PE domains can request the IDN version of that name. For example, the owner of espana.pe can ask for españa.pe.
If more than one request for the same name is submitted, the IDN version will be awarded to the owner of the earliest-registered ASCII name.
IDNs are also available in Peru’s .COM.PE subdomain, however owners of ASCII .COM.PE names cannot request the equivalent .PE IDN, and vice-versa.
The priority period ends on February 3rd. Starting the next day, Peru’s IDNs will be available to all on a first come, first served basis.