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Compatible Internationalized Domain Names Using Compression

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Paul E. Hoffman
Last updated 2000-03-10
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This protocol describes a transformation method for representing non- ASCII characters in domain names in a fashion that is completely compatible with the current DNS. It meets the many requirements for internationalization of domain names. Note: this protocol is quite experimental and should not be deployed in the Internet until it reaches standards track in the IETF.


Paul E. Hoffman

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