Impact of Punycode

Paul Hoffman phoffman at
Fri Mar 26 00:49:27 CET 2010

At 10:35 PM +0000 3/25/10, Shawn Steele wrote:
>IDN breaks AD DNS servers, which were using octets as permitted.

Say what!?!? When we did the first IDNA interop many years ago, we had at least AD servers in the mix. No one reported any problem.

>  Perhaps some folks don't consider those "real" DNS servers, however they are a scenario some folks now have to reconcile.

All DNS servers count. Please send details about what "breaks" means above, and sexamples of where it happened.

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