Non English Domain names

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Wed Nov 18 14:36:56 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 04:38:22PM +0300,
 Alans <batpower83 at> wrote 
 a message of 141 lines which said:

> I know this is a little bit off topic but I would like to know how
> BIND will handle non English domain names?

Non-English domain names? What's that? Is an english
domain name? I do not find Coca-Cola in the Webster. And is an english domain name?

If you are talking about IDN (Internationalized Domain Names), domain
names in Unicode, the way they are specified, they don't require a
change in the name servers, so BIND can handle them just fine.
> ICANN started working on non English domains from today as far as I
> know.

ICANN, may be, but the rest of the world is working with IDN for at
least six years (the standard was issued in 2003 and the first
implementations appeared immediately).

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