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Linguistic Guidelines for the Use of the Arabic Language in Internet Domains (RFC5564) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000193196D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Feb-14
Document File: 22 page(s) / 23K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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A. El-Sherbiny: AUTHOR [+4]


The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) issued in March 2003 a set of RFCs for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) ([1], [2], and [3]), which were planned to become the de facto standard for all languages. In 2007 and 2008, the following working drafts were released that propose revisions to the IDNA protocol:

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Independent Submission                                    A. El-Sherbiny Request for Comments: 5564                                      M. Farah Category: Informational                                         UN-ESCWA ISSN: 2070-1721                                              I. Oueichek                                             Syrian Telecom Establishment                                                              A. Al-Zoman                                                           SaudiNIC, CITC                                                            February 2010

                   Linguistic Guidelines for the Use of                 the Arabic Language in Internet Domains


   This document constitutes technical specifications for the use of    Arabic in Internet domain names and provides linguistic guidelines    for Arabic domain names.  It addresses Arabic-specific linguistic    issues pertaining to the use of Arabic language in domain names.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other    RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at    its discretion and makes no statement about its value for    implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by    the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 El-Sherbiny, et al.           Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 5564               Arabic Character Guidelines         February 2010

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