Re: [DNSOP] Looking for IANA registry for --xn

Donald Eastlake <d3e3e3@gmail.com> Thu, 06 October 2016 19:47 UTC

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From: Donald Eastlake <d3e3e3@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2016 15:47:05 -0400
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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Looking for IANA registry for --xn
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Hi,

On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 3:14 PM, Jim Reid <jim@rfc1035.com> wrote:

> > On 6 Oct 2016, at 18:59, Donald Eastlake <d3e3e3@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I don't believe there is a registry.
>
> Actually there is. Sort of:

% whois -h whois.iana.org テスト
> % IANA WHOIS server
> % for more information on IANA, visit http://www.iana.org
> % This query returned 1 object
>
> domain:       テスト
> domain-ace:   XN--ZCKZAH
> ...
>

Sure, you can consider the root zone to be the registry for TLDs but the
point is the xn-- labels are recommended to be interpreted specially at the
user interface at all levels...

Thanks,
Donald
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> It should be a no-brainer for IANA to publish and maintain a list of these
> IDN encodings for delegated TLDs.
>
> ISTR IANA's Root Zone Database web page used to contain the punycode
> representation for the non-ASCII TLDs. Though I could well have imagined
> that.
>
>