Note: This document is updated due to 3.1 Jelastic version.
Many efforts were involved in the Internet community to make domain names available in many languages other than those based on the Latin script. And now with the help of IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) technology, almost any Unicode character, which amount is considerably bigger than the traditionally used ASCII ones, can be added to the domain name. This is made possible by implicit conversion of such characters to the standard view, with the help of Punycode.
Jelastic supports such intentions and allows users from all over the world to use their native language (i.e. a variety of symbols besides the previously available Latin characters, e.g. Cyrillic letters or Chinese hieroglyphs) while setting the environment names and aliases. Such names will be correctly displayed throughout the dashboard and while accessing an account via the SSH console. In addition, you can easily bind the external IDN to your environment, following the same workflow as for the usual custom domain names.
One more specific domain names’ category is gTLD (Generic Top-Level Domains) - subtype of TLDs, maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and originally intended for being used by particular types of organizations and companies. Herewith, “generic” refers to the fact that such names are not tied to any specific country and theoretically can be used by anyone on the Internet anywhere in the world. gTLD integration to the Jelastic PaaS provides users with the possibility to bind such domain names (visible to Internet users as the suffix at the end of address, like .org, .academy, .best, etc) to their environments.So let’s discover how to operate with such specific domain names within Jelastic Cloud hosting.