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Internationalizing the Internet
December 2006

Geoff Huston



Internationalizing the DNS

The IDN Framework

IDN in Applications (IDNA)

The Presentation Layer Transform for IDNs

IDNs and our assumptions about the DNS

IDNS, TLDs and the Politics of the DNS

Further Reading


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About the Author

GEOFF HUSTON B.Sc., M.Sc., has been closely involved with the development of the Internet for many years, particularly within Australia, where he was responsible for the initial build of the Internet within the Australian academic and research sector. He is author of a number of Internet-related books, and has been active in the Internet Engineering Task Force for many years.