International Characters in Domains - IDN
Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) allow internet users to access domains in their own language; however, if you were to try adding the domain Î¿Î¹ÎºÎ¿Î´ÎµÏƒÏ€ÏŒÏ„Î·Ï‚-Î³Î¬Ï„Î¿Ï.gr to your cPanel, you would receive an error about special characters. The following instructions will guide you through adding an IDN to your cPanel.
Encode the IDN
For Î¿Î¹ÎºÎ¿Î´ÎµÏƒÏ€ÏŒÏ„Î·Ï‚-Î³Î¬Ï„Î¿Ï.gr the Punycode version is xn----plbucfmli7bcghsvcof1l.gr
Add the IDN to cPanel
You can add the encoded domain (in the example above, this would be: xn----plbucfmli7bcghsvcof1l.gr) as an addon/parked domain in cPanel.
This will also work when signing up for a hosting account. Just sign up with the encoded IDN (in the example above, this would be: xn----plbucfmli7bcghsvcof1l.gr) and your special characters should work!