French characters in bind zone

Elzey, Blaine A (Blaine) belzey at
Fri Nov 10 22:24:52 UTC 2006

I'm not sure if there's a newer method, but I remember working with punycode.  See the RFC here:

Blaine Elzey
Lucent Technologies
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-----Original Message-----
From: bind-users-bounce at [mailto:bind-users-bounce at] On Behalf Of Werner Schalk
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 5:06 PM
To: bind-users at
Subject: French characters in bind zone


I have a customer who wants me to register a domain name containing french special characters (e.g. dcorè.net). How do I create a zone file for such a domain? I created a sample one (which I always use and which always works) but for these french special characters the zone doesn't work (bind simply ignores it). Any ideas on how to implement a zone file for such a domain?

Thank you.

Kind regards,

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