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I-D ACTION:draft-chung-idnop-zoneprep-00.txt

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	Title		: ZONEPREP - Zone Preparations for IDN
	Author(s)	: E. Chung
	Filename	: draft-chung-idnop-zoneprep-00.txt
	Pages		: 12
	Date		: 2003-4-1
Zoneprep intends to provide a framework for applying Charprep 
variants to zone file management.  More specifically, Charprep 
profiles are used to generate a set of perceptually equivalent 
domains from a given primary domain, Zoneprep policy profiles are 
used to determine which among the generated set of Charprep variants 
to include into the DNS zone file. 
This document does NOT provide any specific Zoneprep policy profiles, 
instead it describes a framework for Zone Administrators (e.g. 
registries) to consider when implementing IDN.  More importantly, to 
consider the policy on reserving and publishing variants from the 
given primary domain to the DNS zone files. 
This framework also leads into the discussion of provisioning 
protocol for IDN, more importantly for a server to announce its 
policies on reserved variants and zone variants, as well as for the 
client to further manage the IDN.  This document will NOT describe 
extensively this issue, for further discussion please refer to [EPP-
I], which incorporates this framework into EPP.

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