[rfc-dist] RFC 6055 on IAB Thoughts on Encodings for Internationalized Domain Names

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        RFC 6055

        Title:      IAB Thoughts on Encodings for 
                    Internationalized Domain Names 
        Author:     D. Thaler, J. Klensin,
                    S. Cheshire
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IAB
        Date:       February 2011
        Mailbox:    dthaler at microsoft.com, 
                    john+ietf at jck.com, 
                    cheshire at apple.com
        Pages:      24
        Characters: 58799
        Updates:    RFC2130

        I-D Tag:    draft-iab-idn-encoding-04.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6055.txt

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.

This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board.

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