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8-bit characters in domain names?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by polarbear, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. polarbear

    polarbear Member

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    I am currently running three Ensim servers with RS, but for several reasons I am considering switching to Cpanel in the near future.

    One question though (there will probably be more later on ;)): Does Cpanel handle domain names with 8-bit characters, e.g. ø and ñ (domain-ñ.com)?

    Thank you!
     
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    I guess I should add that I did send an email about this subject to the Cpanel team at about the same time as I opened this thread, almost one and a half month ago.

    Still waiting on their response, STILL NO REPLY! A shame, really...
     
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    Does Ensim support those domain names? I was under the impression that the RACE encoding would have to be used...

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    I do not currently sit by my office machine, but I am sure I'll be able to dig up a ticket number, or at least the specific date I contacted support, if this would turn out to be an issue.

    As for your first question, Ensim does not support this, and I am not going to turn this thread into an Ensim vs Cpanel thread. However, it will soon be essential that servers are able to handle such domain names, at least for companies taking orders for customers from non-English countries.

    More information about the planned changes can be found at:
    http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3454.txt
    http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3490.txt
    http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3491.txt
    http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3492.txt

    General information can be found at http://ietf.org/home.html.

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    X-Istencedotcom Well-Known Member

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    Just tested this by making a sub-domain in my reseller account and it causes apache to crash. So I dont know, i have seen trouble with stuff like this.

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