[rfc-dist] RFC 5891 on Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (IDNA): Protocol

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        RFC 5891

        Title:      Internationalized Domain Names in Applications 
                    (IDNA): Protocol 
        Author:     J. Klensin
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       August 2010
        Mailbox:    john+ietf at jck.com
        Pages:      17
        Characters: 38105
        Obsoletes:  RFC3490, RFC3491
        Updates:    RFC3492

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-idnabis-protocol-18.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5891.txt

This document is the revised protocol definition for
Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).  The rationale for changes,
the relationship to the older specification, and important
terminology are provided in other documents.  This document specifies
the protocol mechanism, called Internationalized Domain Names in
Applications (IDNA), for registering and looking up IDNs in a way
that does not require changes to the DNS itself.  IDNA is only meant
for processing domain names, not free text.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (Revised) Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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