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RFC 6055

"IAB Thoughts on Encodings for Internationalized Domain Names", February 2011

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http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6055.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Updates:
RFC 2130
Authors:
D. Thaler
J. Klensin
S. Cheshire
Stream:
IAB

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Abstract

This document explores issues with Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) that result from the use of various encoding schemes such as UTF-8 and the ASCII-Compatible Encoding produced by the Punycode algorithm. It focuses on the importance of agreeing on a single encoding and how complicated the state of affairs ends up being as a result of using different encodings today.


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