Internationalized Domain Names
Now you can register a domain using characters from different languages such as French and many others!
An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an Internet domain name that contains at least one label that is displayed in software applications, in whole or in part, in a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Chinese, Russian or the Latin-based languages with diacritics, such as French. These writing systems are encoded by computers in multi-byte Unicode. Internationalized domain names are stored in the Domain Name System as ASCII strings using Punycode transcription.
For example, a domain name containing the French character é as in Sélections.com can be registered by using the Internationalized Domain Name Features. It was a very common practice to use e instead of é before the IDN when registering domains, as in Selections.com instead of Sélections.com.