At 01:06 AM 1/28/00 -0500, David Herron wrote:
The DNS needs to be redesigned to use Unicode.
Note that _DNS_ is quite capable of supporting such names; it's the host
naming rules that impose constraints. See RFC 2181, section 11.
See also the recent announcement (24-Jan-2000):
A new IETF working group has been proposed in the Internet Area.
The IESG has not made any determination as yet.
The following Description was submitted, and is provided for
informational purposes only:
To Subscribe: idn-request(_at_)ops(_dot_)ietf(_dot_)org
Description of Working Group:
The goal of the group is to investigate and specify the requirements for
supporting internationalized domain names.
The scope of the group is to investigate the possible means of doing
this and what technical impact they will have on the users of such names
and on other users and administrators of the domain name system.
The group will not address the question of what, if any, body should
administer or control usage of names that use this functionality.
The Action Item(s) for the Working Group are
1. An Informational RFC specifying the requirements for encoding
International characters into DNS names and records. The document
should provide guidance for development solutions to this problem,
taking localized (e.g. writing order) and related operational issues
2. An Informational RFC or RFC's documenting the various proposals
and Implementations of Internationalization (i18n) of Domain Names.
The document(s) should also provide a technical evaluation of the
proposals by the Working Group.