IAB Thoughts on Encodings for Internationalized Domain Names, February 2011
- File formats:
- RFC 2130
- D. Thaler
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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.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.