Supported Zone Types

Despite the normal domains, the Lightning Wire Labs DNS Service offers support for additional zone types.

International Domain Names (IDN)

International domain names are natively supported in the Lightning Wire Labs DNS service. So, we are able to host domains not only with ASCII characters, but also with characters from non-ASCII characters sets.


  • b├╝ (
  • 中国.cn (

Even international (Unicode) subdomains are supported.

When creating zones and records, you don't need to take extra care. Just type in the zone name in Unicode characters.

Reverse DNS Zones

The Lightning Wire Labs DNS Service supportes reverse zones for IPv6 and IPv4 that are used to find hostnames to IP addresses.

[ms@rice-oxley ~]$ host 2001:470:7183:2::10
	domain name pointer