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RFC 3491 on Nameprep: A Stringprep Profile for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)




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        RFC 3491

        Title:      Nameprep: A Stringprep Profile for
                    Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)
        Author(s):  P. Hoffman, M. Blanchet
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       March 2003
        Mailbox:    paul.hoffman@imc.org, Marc.Blanchet@viagenie.qc.ca
        Pages:      7
        Characters: 10316
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-idn-nameprep-11.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3491.txt


This document describes how to prepare internationalized domain name
(IDN) labels in order to increase the likelihood that name input and
name comparison work in ways that make sense for typical users
throughout the world.  This profile of the stringprep protocol is used
as part of a suite of on-the-wire protocols for internationalizing the
Domain Name System (DNS).

This document is a product of the Internationalized Domain Name
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
standardization state and status of this protocol.  Distribution
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