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Definition Edit

An internationalized domain name (IDN) is a domain name that is available to an Internet user in a non-ASCII character set. A user types a URL in his/her local language, and it is converted into an equivalent string of characters in the ASCII character set.[1]

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  1. For an example of characters and how they are converted into a non Latin-alphabet language, see IANA, .JP Japanese Character Table.[1] Relevant RFCs for IDNs are: RFC 3490, RFC 3491, and RFC 3492. See Internet FAQ Archives, Internet RFC/STD/FYI/BCP Archives.[2] See also resources collected at ICANN, Internationalized Domain Names.[3]

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