Punycode & nslookup

Kai Szymanski ks at codebiz.de
Fri Dec 4 14:41:21 UTC 2009


One of our customers wan't a Domain with "Umlaute" (german special 
characters like "ä").

Is it correct when i have configured the zone like

zone "xn--umlauttest-z5a0tyc.de" {
        type master;
        file "master/umlauttestäöü.de.hosts";
        allow-transfer { can_transfer; };
        # allow-update { can_update; };

and the record like

xn--umlauttest-z5a0tyc.de.       IN      SOA     ns.foobar.de. 
hostmaster.foobar.de. (
                                        2009120401      ; Serial
                                        8H              ; refresh
                                        4H              ; retry
                                        5w6d16h         ; expiry
                                        1D )            ; minimum

        IN NS ns.foobar.de.
        IN NS ns2.foobar.de.

If so: When you enter the Domainname in a Browser: Did the Browser also 
encode the url to punycode before asking a nameserver ?

Thanks for your hints!

Best regards,

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