Non English Domain names

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Wed Nov 18 14:49:28 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 03:36:56PM +0100,
 Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at> wrote 
 a message of 25 lines which said:

> 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.

BTW, the Wikipedia article seems quite comprehensive:

And, to translate names from Unicode to the ASCII encoding used in
zone files, you can use various command-line tools or a Web one:

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