Posts Tagged ‘Punycode’

Evan Brewer: International Domain Names (IDN) Practical Information

Back in December of 1996, a man by the name of Martin Dürst at the University of Zürich came up with the idea that adding internationalized characters to domain names would be a good idea.  Much debate was had and now almost every Top Level Domain (TLD) available supports internationalized characters. There are a few exceptions if I recall, […]

Chris Weber: Unicode attacks and test cases: IDN and IRI display, normalization and anti-spoofing

Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRI’s) are a new take on the old URI (Uniform Resource Identifier), which through RFC 3986 restricted domain names to a subset of ASCII characters – mainly lower and upper case letters, numbers, and some punctuation. IRI’s were forecasted many years ago by Martin Dürst and Michel Suignard, and formalized in RFC […]