The Future of IDNA

JFC Morfin jefsey at
Fri Mar 20 01:36:27 CET 2009

At 23:30 19/03/2009, Erik van der Poel wrote:
>But seriously, the DNS is often used for names and words, and we're
>trying to internationalize the DNS. Why would we pay as much attention
>to folks that want to distinguish Final and Normal Sigma in some
>mathematical formula (if that is even a desire)H"Èis not for
>mathematical formulae, and it is not for novels eithe

We do not want to internationalise the DNS. We want to 
internationalize the domain names (and URI) so they can support 
everything the users may want. If the users cannot get what they want 
(directly, or through permitted/documented steps), it will be a 
failure, not a feature.

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