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IDN over EPP

Document Charter IDN over EPP WG (idnprov)
Title IDN over EPP
Last updated 2005-05-11
State Approved
WG State Concluded
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As the global DNS applications and Top-Level Domain (TLD) registries
begin to adopt the IDNA (Internationalized Domain Names in
Applications) standards the registration of IDNs (Internationalized
Domain Names) at shared registry systems becomes an important element
of operational functionality for domain registries.

Furthering the discussion from the PROVREG group, describing
the "desire to allow a registrar to access multiple registries via the
same protocol, even if the registries differ in operational models,"
there is interest for the same to apply to the provisioning of IDNs.

Although the EPP RFCs have already provided extension guidelines, due
to the foreseeable frequency of IDN provisioning and the potential
complexity for registrars if different implementations are adopted by
different registries, it makes sense to try to establish standardized
extensions for IDN provisioning.

In general, there are two main approaches to incorporating IDN
provisioning elements to EPP:
1. Extensions to Domain Mapping; or
2. New IDN Object Mapping.

The goal of this BOF is to see if there is enough interest from the
community to create a workgroup that would be chartered to create
documents on both:
1. Requirements of IDN provisioning
2. Standard Extensions for IDN-over-EPP