Internationalized domain names in the root

Jim Burwell jimb at jsbc.cc
Sat May 8 14:20:32 CDT 2010


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On 5/7/2010 22:53, Peter Beckman wrote:
> On Fri, 7 May 2010, Jeroen van Aart wrote:
>
>> David Conrad wrote:
>>> Perhaps a bit off-topic, but some folks might get support calls...
>>>
>>> http://وزارة-الأتصالات.مصر/
>>
>> That actually looks quite handsome. :-)
>
>  And this is what it looks like to DNS:
>
>  http://xn--4gbrim.xn----rmckbbajlc6dj7bxne2c.xn--wgbh1c/
>
>  Hurrah for Punycode.
Yeah I was experimenting around with that yesterday.  Imagine a zone
file full of such domain names.  Ack!  "Did I accidentally hit x in
the middle of that name in VIM?  Better run it through the converter
to make sure."  Yay yet another level of complexity in DNS
management.  Some of the names look as ugly as the contents of DNSSEC
RRs.  :-)

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