Fwd: RFC 6055 on IAB Thoughts on Encodings for Internationalized Domain Names

Paul Hoffman phoffman at imc.org
Tue Feb 22 02:43:00 CET 2011

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Subject: RFC 6055 on IAB Thoughts on Encodings for Internationalized 
Domain	Names
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:19:53 -0800 (PST)
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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

         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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