Transitional Reflexive ASE - IDN Transition (IDNX)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idn WG)
Authors Edmon Chung  , David Leung 
Last updated 2002-07-05
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document, while sharing a similar concept, is an overhaul of TRACE-00 and describes a strategy for domain name server operators to prepare and transition their services for multilingual domain names (IDN – Internationalized Domain Names). The TRACE-01 or IDNX (IDN Transition) approach accepts that users with non-IDN aware applications will be attempting to access multilingual domain names. Hence it is the registry or domain operator's responsibility to provide an IDN solution that resolves these issues to make it a seamless transition experience for technically unsophisticated users. In essence, the IDNX approach embraces a complementary server-side implementation to smooth the transition. IDNX ready domain servers should be backward compatible, and successfully resolve IDN requests sent via non-IDN aware applications, whether they are formatted in local encoding, UTF-8 or an identifiable variant; as well as forward compatible, and be able to resolve ACE requests.


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