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andre 15th July 2020 01:41 PM

Interesting IDNs
Interesting IDNs

I suggest that we develop this thread to bring IDNs to life and add human interest stories. The idea being that we post interesting IDNs to this post and give a description of the IDN. This will help to develop interest in IDNs.

So, please post interesting IDNs to this thread along with a description. I will start the ball rolling.


Yeoju Hangeul Market is a market area in the city of Yeoju, South Korea. This market has a website with a Korean web address which is http://여주한글시장.한국

여주 = Yeoju
한글 = hangeul (frequently romanised as hangul), the alphabet for writing Korean
시장 = market
한국 = Korea

There is a connection between Yeoju and Hangeul because the tomb of King Sejong, the originator of Hangeul, is located in Yeoju.

André Schappo

techguy 16th July 2020 07:40 AM

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Interesting read. Thanks for sharing. It's a good idea to keep this thread alive with interesting IDNs with their corresponding stories.

andre 18th July 2020 04:38 PM

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Jirisan Piagol Foods 지리산피아골식품 (also known as Piagol Misun 피아골미선씨) produces traditional and specialty Korean foods. They have an IDN which is http://피아골.한국 where 피아골 = Piagol and 한국 = Korea.

Jirisan Piagol Foods is located in Piagol Valley, Jirisan National Park, South Korea. The scenery is amazingly beautiful!!! Some photos and a video of Piagol Valley at http://피아골.한국/bbs/board.php?bo_table=broad&wr_id=19 I highly recommend viewing the video to better appreciate the beauty of the valley.

André Schappo

andre 19th July 2020 04:24 PM

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I decided to perform a whois lookup of the aforementioned IDNs in this thread


...guess what?...

there is an IDN for that! :) ➜ https://후이즈검색.한국

"...and that!", as Sheldon Cooper would emphatically proclaim, " how to complete the equation!" :)

André Schappo

andre 21st July 2020 01:16 PM

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…and now a family of IDNs. They all have the same root domain 뮤니티.한국 (community.korea). Here are some of them:


You can search for all members of this family with the live search커뮤니티.한국

André Schappo

andre 21st July 2020 05:19 PM

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The sentence


They all have the same root domain 뮤니티.한국 (community.korea).
should, of course, be


They all have the same root domain 커뮤니티.한국 (community.korea).
André Schappo

andre 21st July 2020 05:35 PM

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The origin of 커뮤니티.한국 (community.korea) is https://내도메인.한국 (mydomain.korea). Their other IDN families are:

.메인.한국 (main.korea)메인.한국
.서버.한국 (server.korea)서버.한국
.온라인.한국 (online.korea)온라인.한국
.홈페이지.한국 (homepage.korea)홈페이지.한국
.블로그.한국 (blog.korea)블로그.한국
.웹.한국 (web.korea)웹.한국

André Schappo

andre 23rd July 2020 11:49 AM

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…and now an IDN for dog lovers...

The Jindo dog 진도개 is a breed of dog that originated on Jindo island 진도 (actually, strictly speaking, Jin island, as do in Jindo means island) in South Korea. They are renowned for their bravery and loyalty. Much more info about the Jindo dog at

The Association of Korean JindoDog 한국진도견협회 http://진도개.한국

André Schappo

blackpower 24th July 2020 02:55 PM

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In Brazil more businesses use idns, for example
www.tubarã - health club
Notice that is for sale at Sedo but they just registered the idn and put the site on it.
Good for them!

andre 26th July 2020 05:12 PM

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Cultural Heritage Studio http://문화재방송.한국

This site contains a huge amount of information about the history and traditions of Korea. eg National Treasure no. 230: Honcheon astronomical clock 혼천시계 which is housed in Korea University 고려대학교 Museum http://문화재방송.한국/board/sub_board.php?...0&idx=344&md=v

André Schappo

andre 27th July 2020 03:38 PM

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I find the ExpertBio 엑스퍼트바이오 site interesting because

① it has 2 IDNs

http://세포배양기.한국 cell culture.korea
http://실리콘튜브.한국 silicone tube.korea

② The site actually displays itʼs IDNs in the web page footer. So many sites do not inform visitors that they have an IDN(s)

André Schappo

andre 27th July 2020 07:08 PM

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http://판촉물.한국 is an online shopping site specialising in promotional material/merchandise. 판촉물 = promotional material.

I am most impressed by the range of fans they sell. There are some really beautiful fans. http://판촉물.한국/shop/prd_list.php?catcode=142100

Here are some of my favourite fans:


They do display their IDN on their site. They have turned their IDN into an artistic and colourful logo. See top left and bottom left of their pages.

André Schappo

andre 28th July 2020 10:55 AM

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Upon further examination of the http://판촉물.한국 logo I realised that the small text embedded in the logo may well be another IDN for this site and it is indeed another IDN for this site.

http://기프트.한국 = gift.korea

Here are a few more of my favourites from this site:)


André Schappo

andre 28th July 2020 02:45 PM

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There are many christians in South Korea and hence there are many churches. Here are some of the churches that have an IDN for their website.

Yonghonam Church http://용호남교회.한국
Gamman Church http://감만교회.한국
Sogeumbat Church http://소금밭교회.한국
Pure Gold Lighthouse Candlestick Church (literal translation) http://순금등대촛대교회.한국
Thank God Church http://감사교회.한국
Dadream Church http://다드림.한국

교회 = church

André Schappo

andre 29th July 2020 11:05 AM

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Gopchang (also romanised as Gobchang) Story 곱창이야기 is a Korean restaurant chain which specialises in dishes containing various intestines and internal organs http://곱창이야기.한국

Until I found their IDN, I never knew there was such a thing! Here is a description of one of the dishes they serve.

Assorted Intestines: The price-worthy choice for tasting all intestines -small intestine, entrail, large intestine, heart, tripe- at a time!
모듬곱창: 곱창, 막창, 대창, 염통을 한번에 맛 볼 수 있는 가격대비 최고 메뉴!

Personally, these specialist dishes do not appeal to me, especially after watching …But… I publicly promise that if I ever have an opportunity I will go to a Gopchang Story restaurant and try one of their specialist intestines dishes. To my knowledge there is not a Gopchang Story restaurant here in England.

André Schappo

andre 30th July 2020 11:34 AM

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I have never associated the growing of Tangerines with South Korea. I have unconsciously associated the growing of tangerines with hotter countries closer to the equator. So, it came as a surprise to me when I discovered that Tangerines 감귤 are grown on a commercial scale on Jeju island 제주도, South Korea. Jeju island 제주도 is situated to the south of mainland South Korea and it is renowned for itʼs Tangerines.

I found a Tangerine growing farm on Jeju island which has IDNs for itʼs website, http://감귤.한국 (tangerine.korea) and http://비바리농원.한국 (Bibari farm.korea). Looking at the photos on their website one can see that they grow their Tangerines in greenhouses. Tangerines can also be grown outside on Jeju island and maybe this farm does also grow Tangerines outside.

More info on Jeju Tangerines at

André Schappo

andre 1st August 2020 05:18 PM

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Garim Engineering 가림엔지니어링 is located in Siheung City 시흥시 South Korea. It produces and installs Pergolas, Benches, Sports facilities, Amusement facilities and various outdoor furniture. Their IDN is http://조경시설물.한국 (landscaping facilities.korea)

My favourite of their products is the colourful outdoor seating. It has the code JFB-101 and is at the bottom right of page http://조경시설물.한국/index.php?pgurl=etc/from08

I am impressed by the drone footage on the http://조경시설물.한국 landing page. The vegetable gardens in the video are so very tidy and well organised and they look totally weed free :)

André Schappo

andre 2nd August 2020 02:58 PM

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Myeoncheon 면천 Dugyeonju 두견주 Preservation Society 보존회 http://면천두견주.한국

Myeoncheon Dugyeonju 면천두견주 is a tradition Korean alcoholic drink which is flavoured with Azalea flower petals. Their website is visually pleasing and has an immediate positive impact on first landing on their site. It certainly attracted my attention when I found it. They do display their IDN on their website but it is not obvious and it took me some time to notice it. Their IDN is the 2nd line of text in their banner at top left. Myeoncheon Dugyeonju is designated as South Korea Intangible Cultural Property 86-2. The bottles used for the drink are just so wonderfully stylish Much more info about Myeoncheon Dugyeonju at

André Schappo

sbe18 2nd August 2020 07:29 PM

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Thanks Andre.
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andre 3rd August 2020 12:02 PM

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Postech 포스텍: Pohang University of Science and Technology 포항공과대학교 has two IDNs, namely, http://포항공과대학교.한국 and http://포항공대.한국 The difference between the two is that the first has university in full 대학교, the second uses a common abbreviation for university which is 대.

After some experimentation I discovered that their website is language is language adaptive. If the "preferred language for displaying pages" is set to Korean then the website text is Korean. If the "preferred language for displaying pages" is set to any non Korean language then the website text will be English. Actually, I have only tested with the languages: Korean, English, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan and Thai. I am assuming that English will be the default for text with every non Korean language setting.

The "preferred language for displaying pages" can be set by the user in the browser preferences. One can have a priority list of preferred languages. This is passed from the browser to the server via the http header. A good server will do something with this info. Most servers ignore it. Here is a accept-language list from my Firefox ko,en;q=0.91,ko-KP;q=0.82,ko-KR;q=0.73,ru;q=0.64,ar;q=0.55,zh;q=0.45,ja;q=0.36,th;q=0.27,bo;q=0.18,en-GB;q=0.09. ko=Korean and is the most preferred and it results in http://포항공과대학교.한국 displaying Korean text. The accept-language list bo,en;q=0.91,ko;q=0.82,ko-KP;q=0.73,ko-KR;q=0.64,ru;q=0.55,ar;q=0.45,zh;q=0.36,ja;q=0.27,th;q=0.18,en-GB;q=0.09, where bo = Tibetan, will result in http://포항공과대학교.한국 displaying English text. You can view your browser accept-language list (actually Safari only sends a single language code) that is sent to the server by visiting

André Schappo

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