In my answer here, I was explaining about Internationalized country code top-level domains. Unfortunately, standard links for some reason do not allow users to click on such links.

Such addresses are valid, so I believe that this is a bug which needs to be fixed.

Link to question on SO meta here. Related SO meta question here.

  • This probably affects the entire stack family and should probably be asked on meta.stackoverflow.com And it'll get more attention there.
    – Nifle
    Oct 1, 2010 at 17:19
  • @Nifle I'll ask it there. It seems to be by design.
    – AndrejaKo
    Oct 1, 2010 at 17:25
  • @Sathya♦ Why does this have status-completed tag when the offered solution doesn't work in two of the top three browsers?
    – AndrejaKo
    Feb 5, 2012 at 17:00
  • @AndrejaKo I've tried it in IE9, Firefox & Chrome adding a link to just the domain w/o http works fine i.imgur.com/7JEUz.png
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Feb 5, 2012 at 17:06
  • @Sathya♦ OK, I believe you. It could be a problem on my side.
    – AndrejaKo
    Feb 5, 2012 at 17:21

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If you add the links via the Insert Hyperlink option present on the toolbar, the links will be converted to punycode & URL encoded.


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