Imdb has got to allow the letters æ, ø and å in websiteadresses.

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Imdb has got to allow the letters æ, ø and å (in English letters for ae, oe and aa) in websiteadresses. This is now accepted in webadresses in Europe. These vowels are common in Scandiunavian countries as well as other German-speaking countries.
I tried to write in the website address www.svartsnø.no, but imdb wants me to write www.svartsno.no, but then says this is not corresponding with a functioning website.
But the address with "ø" is the correct and links correct.
CXan imdb fix the site so that these three vowels are allowed in webadresses as well as in ordinary writing on the page?
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I'll add that ä and ö can be used in Swedish URLs, but it's not very common, and even when it's used an alternative address with a or o usually exists. Maybe a warning instead of an outright rejection would be better.  ("The letter ø is not common in web site addresses. Are you sure you don't mean www.svartsno.no?" --> Ignore warning and continue.)
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No, obviously www.svartsno.no doesn't work. www.svarsnø.no does!
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Ole: My browser converts www.svartsnø.no when I type it in into http://xn--svartsn-w1a.no/. If the latter works for you too, I would recommend using the converted form instead.
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It doesn't, I'm afraid...
Which browser is that you're using? 
It doesn't function for me with Chrome, Explorer or Safari.
Could it be because you are not situated in any Scandinavian country.

These three extra vovels, and the letter 27, 28 and 29 in the alphabet.
It's mostly Norway, Denmark and Faeroe Islands (Færøyene) which uses æ, ø and å.
Finland, Sweden uses ä and ö and also has å.
Estonia, Germany, Hungary and Turkey are in stead using ä, ö and has no letter for å.

But imdb features accept those letters everywhere else, when typing original titles, it's just not in websiteadresses.
The use of æ, ø and å in websiteadresses was apporoved by Icann in 2009, so it's about time.
Like it is now, it's impossible to type the correct siteadress into a submission form, because imdb won't allow it,. Hence the submittance of a website is impossible other than in a text-field.
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Ole: It's true, I'm not in a Scandinavian country. I do recognize that the letters of your alphabet are the letters of your alphabet and that is what you have to work with, and you shouldn't be deprived of being able to identify a web site whose address uses  letters of your own language.

However, can you confirm that http://xn--svartsn-w1a.no/ does not take you to www.svartsnø.no? What kind of error message do you get from that? If it did work, you could convert the addresses using æ, ø and å into ASCII-compatible addresses using Punycode (see http://www.punycoder.com/).
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Thanks again! Well, now it does! 
http://xn--svartsn-w1a.no/ does take me to www.svartsnø.no.
The other day it didn't though, I just got stupid Bing turning up suggesting.
But today it functions, at least in Explorer and Chrome.
So that's a solution. But then there should be a better explantion/suggestions on this  when inserting one of the "illegal" letters in imdb-slots awaiting urls, I think. 
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This is why they won't use those characters http://perishablepress.com/stop-using-unsafe-characters-in-urls/
Long story short it's to do with the way web addresses are handled (insert boring tech speech here) and isn't worth the trouble
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A good answer, though this is more adressed other examples than æ, ø and å.
But, to ask the question in another way:
If not allowed
How should the website adress www.svartsnø.no then be submitted, you think, at imdb?