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Sean M. BurkeMar 7, 2003 5:39 pm 
Subject:Fwd: RFC 3490 on Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA)
From:Sean M. Burke (sbu@cpan.org)
Date:Mar 7, 2003 5:39:00 pm
List:org.perl.perl-i18n

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To: rfc-@rfc-editor.org Cc: rfc-@rfc-editor.org From: rfc-@rfc-editor.org Subject: [rfc-dist] RFC 3490 on Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA)

A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

RFC 3490 Title: Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) [...] URL: ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3490.txt

Until now, there has been no standard method for domain names to use characters outside the ASCII repertoire. This document defines internationalized domain names (IDNs) and a mechanism called Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) for handling them in a standard fashion. IDNs use characters drawn from a large repertoire (Unicode), but IDNA allows the non-ASCII characters to be represented using only the ASCII characters already allowed in so-called host names today. This backward-compatible representation is required in existing protocols like DNS, so that IDNs can be introduced with no changes to the existing infrastructure. IDNA is only meant for processing domain names, not free text. [...]