Architecture of Internationalized Domain Name System

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idn WG)
Authors Seungik Lee  , Eunyong Park 
Last updated 2000-07-20
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For restrict use of Domain Name System (DNS) for domain names with alphanumeric characters only, there needs a way to find an Internet host using multi-lingual domain names: Internationalized Domain Name System (IDNS). This document describes how multi-lingual domain names are handled in a new protocol scheme for IDNS servers and resolvers in architectural view and it updates the [RFC1035] but still preserves the backward compatibility with the current DNS protocol.


Seungik Lee (
Eunyong Park (

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