RFC 6912

Principles for Unicode Code Point Inclusion in Labels in the DNS, April 2013

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6912.txt
File formats:
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
A. Sullivan
D. Thaler
J. Klensin
O. Kolkman
Stream:
IAB

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC6912

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Abstract

Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) makes available to DNS zone administrators a very wide range of Unicode code points. Most operators of zones should probably not permit registration of U-labels using the entire range. This is especially true of zones that accept registrations across organizational boundaries, such as top-level domains and, most importantly, the root. It is unfortunately not possible to generate algorithms to determine whether permitting a code point presents a low risk. This memo presents a set of principles that can be used to guide the decision of whether a Unicode code point may be wisely included in the repertoire of permissible code points in a U-label in a zone.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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