IDN names for servers

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Mon Nov 12 16:45:25 EST 2012

On 11/12/12 4:38 PM, "Christopher Bongaarts" <cab at> wrote:

>I have an SP that is planning to use an internationalized domain name
>(cyrillic characters) for their server.  Any special
>concerns about this?  Do they need an extra set of endpoints for the
>punycode version of the hostname?  Will either server choke on it?
>Anyone actually tried it?

I think some older bugs were found by somebody who tried it, so I suspect
it mostly works now, but I've never tried it myself.

All I can say about the endpoints is that you need the endpoints that your
clients will use. If that includes punycode, then so be it, but there's
nothing special about it.

-- Scott

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