On 30th of March, 2003 10:00 a.m. Lithuanian time (GMT+03:00) Domreg.lt released the registration of domain names satisfying the IDN standard.
IDN domain names will be registered in ASCII representation. Domain names will be registered only if their representation in Unicode have allowed characters in .lt second level domain names: latin (a-z), special Lithuanian characters (ą, č, ę, ė, į, š, ų, ū, ž), also digits (0-9) and hyphen.
- IDN domain name: xn--ai-ema19a.lt
- Unicode equivalent: ačiū.lt
All .lt policy requirements for IDN domain names in ASCII and Unicode representation are the same. Minimal length of the domain name is 2 symbols, maximum length – 63 symbols.
For example, IDN with lithuanian characters ačiū.lt will be expressed in zone files as xn--ai-ema19a.lt
For IDN support in web browsing you need to install and use these versions of browsers:
- RFC 3490 Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA)
- RFC 3491 Nameprep: A Stringprep Profile for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)
- RFC 3492 Punycode: A Bootstring encoding of Unicode for Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (IDNA)
Other related documents: