A system and method for translating communications transmitted via a computer network from a first language to a second language, and particularly via the Internet is described. The communication is conveyed to a central translation site where it is translated and then conveyed to the destination site. In one preferred arrangement, the destination address for the communication includes a first level domain field, a second level domain field, and a username field which complies with the Internet Protocol. At the origination site, a translation address is concatenated onto the destination address so that the communication is delivered to the translation site before being delivered to the destination site. At the translation site the communication is translated from the first language into at least the second language to generate a translated communication. The address of the translation site is then removed from the destination address and the translated communication is conveyed via the computer network to arrive at the site designated by the destination address where it is received and reproduced in a humanly perceptible manner such that an intended recipient can comprehend the contents of the translated communication.