Article ID: 111817, created on Aug 5, 2011, last review on May 10, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 10.x for Windows
  • Plesk 9.x for Windows


When trying to create an IDN domain using the command line utility, you receive the following error:

> "%plesk_cli%\domain.exe" -c mü

Wrong syntax for command's '-create' parameter [?????.??]


Command line utility does not support domain names in Unicode.


To be able to create an IDN domain using a command line, send the data for utility in punycode, using the online converter

For example:
Description Type Result
Input String UTF8 mü
Prepared String PUNYCODE

> "%plesk_cli%\domain.exe" -c

aac4a8fcd879de03758354e15495d69a a914db3fdc7a53ddcfd1b2db8f5a1b9c 85a92ca67f2200d36506862eaa6ed6b8 c796c01d6951fa24ed54c7f1111667c6 56797cefb1efc9130f7c48a7d1db0f0c

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