Compatible Internationalized Domain Names Using Compression

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Author Paul Hoffman 
Last updated 2000-03-10 (latest revision 2000-02-15)
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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.


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