Internationalization in Internet Applications: Issues, Tradeoffs, and Email Addresses

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The discussions of internationalized email addresses in the IETF have led to a number of stated requirements. This document identifies some of those requirements in the context of general issues of internationalization of Internet name spaces, demonstrates that the combination of all of the requirements that appear reasonable on first glance adds up to a null solution space, and then suggests a different model for proceeding.


John Klensin (

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