i-DNS.net supports The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) evolving coordination efforts to introduce Internationalized Domain Names in a manner that maintains the stability and interoperability of the Internet, and at the same time, recognizing and adhering to protocols and standards set forth by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
With the release of the IETF technical standards for Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) - mainly IDNA -, i-DNS.net will strive to adhere to these standards, whilst still responding to market demands for professional implementations that are globally resolvable. Most recently, i-DNS.net was the first instutution of any kind - company or government agency - to adopt the IDNA mandated punycode standard. In addition, all i-DNS.net products and services offerings have, and will continue to have backward and forward-compatibility features. This has allowed the seamless migration from the previous RACE standards through the interim DUDE standard to the current punycode standards with minimal disruption to services and users.
i-DNS.net actively contributes to technical and policy deliberations at Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (MINC), Arabic Language Task Force, Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA), Unicode Consortium, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), International Telecommunications Union (ITU), World Interlectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and has affiliations with the Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA), Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG), Asia Pacific Top Level Domain (APTLD) and the Internet Society (ISOC).
i-DNS technology is built upon Unicode Standard (ISO10646) and supports all legacy encodings standard, including GBK, BIG5, Shift-JIS, EUC-KR (widely used in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea respectively), ISO-8859 standard (used in European and Middle East) and Windows CodePages (used in localized Windows 3.1 and 95 system). In addition, it also supports UTF-8 (used in Windows 98/2000/ME, Internet Explorer, Netscape 6 & 7, Mozilla) and various others ASCII-Compatible Encoding such as RACE, LACE, DUDE, AMC-ACE-Z and UTF-8.
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