[Pdns-users] Internationalized Domain Names

Simon Østengaard SimonO at ascio.com
Thu Feb 24 14:17:39 UTC 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bert hubert [mailto:ahu at ds9a.nl]
> Sent: 24. februar 2005 15:08
> To: Volker Janzen
> Cc: pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com
> Subject: Re: [Pdns-users] Internationalized Domain Names
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 03:04:57PM +0100, Volker Janzen wrote:
> > The ACE representation of the domain name should work in 
> any case with 
> > powerdns. A quick test I just did with an inserted domain by hand 
> > (without powerdns) shows that powerdns works fine with IDNs 
> in ACE form.
> If anybody has ideas if there is such a thing as "native 
> IDN", and if it is
> something you should want, let me know. And yes, this is a 
> poweradmin thing.

There is no such thing as native IDN. IDN domains used to be represented by their race encoded version in DNS. Now all the TLDs have switched to punycode I think. E.g. 
IDN			race			           puny
østengaard.dk     bq--ad4hg5dfnztwcylsmq.dk    xn--stengaard-k8a.dk

It works fine with powerdns.

Convert your own domains on http://idnconvert.ascio.com

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Simon Østengaard
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