[Pdns-users] Internationalized Domain Names

Simon Ƙstengaard SimonO at ascio.com
Thu Feb 24 14:26:01 UTC 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bert hubert [mailto:ahu at ds9a.nl]
> Sent: 24. februar 2005 15:21
> To: Simon ?stengaard
> Cc: Volker Janzen; pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com
> Subject: Re: [Pdns-users] Internationalized Domain Names
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 03:17:39PM +0100, Simon ?stengaard wrote:
> > 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
> > ?stengaard.dk     bq--ad4hg5dfnztwcylsmq.dk    xn--stengaard-k8a.dk
> To a point :-) Let's say we allow people to just store 
> ?stengaard.dk in the
> database directly, or in named.conf or in the zone file, and we do the
> punycode conversion in the nameserver.
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I rather like the punycoded version. It gives us (the administrators) a unified interface to dns with characters we can type on all our keyboards. You could say that it would also be possible to mix the two(/three) types. But IMHO that would complicate things a bit.


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