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Title : Internationalized Domain Names Registration and
Administration Guideline for Chinese, Japanese and
Author(s) : J. Seng et al.
Filename : draft-jseng-idn-admin-03.txt
Pages : 20
Date : 2003-6-17
Achieving internationalized access to domain names raises many complex
issues. These are associated not only with basic protocol design--such
as how names are represented on the network, compared, and converted to
appropriate forms--but also with issues and options for deployment,
transition, registration, and administration.
The IETF Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Working Group focused its
efforts on the development of a standards-track specification for access
to domain names in a range of scripts that is broader in scope than the
original ASCII. During its efforts, it became clear that the appearance
of characters with similar appearances and/or interpretations created
potential for confusion, as well as difficulties in deployment and
transition, and that those issues could best be addressed
administratively rather than through restrictions embedded in the
This document is an effort of the Joint Engineering Team (JET), a group
composed of members of CNNIC, TWNIC, KRNIC, and JPNIC as well as other
individual experts. It offers guidelines for zone administrators --
including but not limited to registry operators and registrars -- and
information for all domain names holders on the administration of domain
names that contain characters drawn from Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
scripts. Other language groups are encouraged to develop their own
guidelines as needed, based on these guidelines if that is helpful.
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