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Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 07:54:49 -0500
Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-jseng-idn-admin-02.txt,.pdf
A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories. Title : Internationalized Domain Names Registration and Administration Guideline for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Author(s) : J. Seng et al. Filename : draft-jseng-idn-admin-02.txt,.pdf Pages : 20 Date : 2002-12-20 Achieving internationalized access to domain names raises many complex issues. These include are not only associated with basic protocol design (i.e., how the names are represented on the network, compared, and converted to appropriate forms) but also issues and options for deployment, transition, registration and administration. The IETF IDN working group focused on the development of a standards track specification for access to domain names in a broader range of scripts than the original ASCII. It became clear during its efforts that there was great potential for confusion, and difficulties in deployment and transition, due to characters with similar appearances or interpretations and that those issues could best be addressed administratively, rather than through restrictions embedded in the protocols. This document provides guidelines for zone administrators (including but not limited to registry operators and registrars), and information for all domain names holders, on the administration of those domain names which contain characters drawn from Chinese, Japanese and Korean scripts (CJK). Other language groups are encouraged to develop their own guidelines as needed, based on these guideline if that is helpful. Comments on this document can be sent to the authors at firstname.lastname@example.org. A URL for this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-jseng-idn-admin-02.txt To remove yourself from the IETF Announcement list, send a message to ietf-announce-request with the word unsubscribe in the body of the message. Internet-Drafts are also available by anonymous FTP. Login with the username "anonymous" and a password of your e-mail address. After logging in, type "cd internet-drafts" and then "get draft-jseng-idn-admin-02.txt". A list of Internet-Drafts directories can be found in http://www.ietf.org/shadow.html or ftp://ftp.ietf.org/ietf/1shadow-sites.txt Internet-Drafts can also be obtained by e-mail. Send a message to: email@example.com. In the body type: "FILE /internet-drafts/draft-jseng-idn-admin-02.txt". NOTE: The mail server at ietf.org can return the document in MIME-encoded form by using the "mpack" utility. To use this feature, insert the command "ENCODING mime" before the "FILE" command. To decode the response(s), you will need "munpack" or a MIME-compliant mail reader. Different MIME-compliant mail readers exhibit different behavior, especially when dealing with "multipart" MIME messages (i.e. documents which have been split up into multiple messages), so check your local documentation on how to manipulate these messages. Below is the data which will enable a MIME compliant mail reader implementation to automatically retrieve the ASCII version of the Internet-Draft.