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From Davide Bianchi <dav...@walterisookeensufferukker.nl>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] International chars in domain names + Virtualhosts
Date Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:27:31 GMT
Rubén Clérigo wrote:
> Has anybody encountered a problem like this one? I know this kind of
> domains do work on other sites (e.g. www.mañana.es) so I would like to
> know how to set up such domains myself.

While domain names technically have no restrictions on the characters
they use and can include non-ASCII characters, the same is not true for
host names.

Host names are the names most people see and use for things like e-mail
and web browsing. Host names are restricted to a small subset of the
ASCII character set known as LDH, the Letters A–Z in upper and lower
case, Digits 0–9, Hyphen, and the dot to separate LDH-labels; see RFC
3696 section 2 for details.

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3696#section-2

Davide

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