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Internationalization of Domain Names

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Martin J. Dürst
Last updated 1997-07-30 (Latest revision 1998-03-17)
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Internet domain names are currently limited to a very restricted character set. This document proposes the introduction of a new 'zero-level' domain (ZLD) to allow the use of arbitrary characters from the Universal Character Set (ISO 10646/Unicode) in domain names. The proposal is fully backwards compatible and does not need any changes to DNS. Version 02 is reissued without changes just to keep this draft available.


Martin J. Dürst

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