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Re: multi-lingual web addresses - how do I register?

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 14:35:37 +0900
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To: "Justin Thorp" <juth@loc.gov>, <www-international@w3.org>

At 05:47 06/11/23, Justin Thorp wrote:
>So I read on the article on multi-lingual web addresses, I found it very 
>Maybe I missed it, but my only question is do I register the domain using 
>the non-ASCII characters or do I register the punycode address?

If you register a name under something like .com, .jp, .de,
and so on, where you have to pay for the name, you'll do that
over a Web interface that will handle the conversion to punycode.
This means that you will only see the non-ASCII name
(maybe some of these Web interfaces also show the punycode
form for reference).

If you register the name yourself as a host or subdomain in
a domain that you (or your employer) own, the form you use
depends on the tool you use, but punycode should work in all cases.

Regards,    Martin.

#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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Received on Saturday, 25 November 2006 07:06:09 UTC

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