[dns-operations] NZRS asks for help testing a DNS feature

Sebastian Castro sebastian at nzrs.net.nz
Mon May 24 21:00:07 UTC 2010

Good day colleagues:

[Apologies if you've seen this message before]

At NZRS we have been working on enabling IDN registrations, by adding
five new characters (ā, ē, ī, ō and ū) to the set of characters valid
for .nz domain name registration. These characters are needed to permit
names written in māori, an official language in New Zealand. As a side
effect a new SLD under .nz will be created: māori.nz

To duplicate all existing and futures names registered under maori.nz in
the new SLD māori.nz, we will use a DNAME record in the .nz zone.

Although the DNAME record has been standard for more than 10 years, we
want to make sure domains under māori.nz will work properly. To do so,
we have prepared a test page that will let us find out the level of
DNAME support among cache resolvers.

We kindly ask you to visit http://www.te-reo.maori.dns.net.nz to help us
with the testing process. We will collect visits to the page and DNS
queries for particular names and correlate them to identify the number
of resolvers supporting the DNAME record. Feel free to share this link
with anybody, including other suitable mailing lists.

If you find any issue, have comments or suggestions, please let us know.

Sebastian Castro
DNS Specialist
.nz Registry Services (New Zealand Domain Name Registry Limited)
desk: +64 4 495 2337
mobile: +64 21 400535

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