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    IDN: Verisign Responds to IAB | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 5 comments | Search Discussion
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    by tbyfield (tbyfieldNO@SPAMpanix.com) on Sunday February 09 2003, @07:40AM (#11127)
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    In June 2002, recognizing that application providers needed time to deploy IDN applications and Internet users demanded a solution, VGRS launched the i-Nav plug-in for the Internet Explorer browser. The i-Nav plug-in today implements the earlier RACE encoding of IDNA for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser and Outlook email client applications. The Punycode version of the i-Nav plug-in will be delivered when the IDN RFCs have been published. While the Internet community positively received the i-Nav solution, VGRS received consistent feedback that the i-Nav plug-in solution did not go far enough to provide a ubiquitous solution to every Internet user around the world. Internet users, registrars, and registrants told us that IDNs should not only be supported through an IDNA-based plug-in solution, but also that the IDN's should be resolvable from any Internet browser address bar where the end user could also have the opportunity to download the plug-in. VGRS takes the obligation very seriously to provide a working IDN service to our registrars, their IDN registrants, and the 665 million Internet users around the world.

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    • I believe it! by isquat Sunday February 09 2003, @01:22PM
    • Re:ugh. by CapnB Sunday February 09 2003, @09:35PM
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    by RFassett on Monday February 10 2003, @05:01AM (#11133)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    "VGRS: The deployed system returns Name Error/NXDOMAIN responses instead of "no data" responses under some circumstances. The modifications to the DNS portion of the system described above address this issue. We also point out that nothing in RFC 2308 prohibits the synthesis of records. The set of synthesized records is finite, but these records are synthesized rather than represented statically for the sake of efficiency. It is important to note that responses from the .com and .net name servers are and will continue to be deterministic and consistent across all authoritative servers."

    Can someone translate this functionality (change?) in true "DNS for Dummies" terminology that even someone like me can understand and appreciate?


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