Method and system for internationalizing domain names

  • US 6,182,148 B1
  • Filed: 07/21/1999
  • Issued: 01/30/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/18/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of converting an internet international domain name to an RFC1035 compliant format, where the international domain name includes non-English characters which are RFC1035 non-compliant, the method comprising:

  • intercepting the international domain name, where the intercepting is transparent to the user;

    transforming the international domain name to an RFC1035 compliant domain name;

    automatically generating a redirector string which includes information for resolving the RFC1035 compliant domain name; and

    appending the redirector string to the RFC1035 compliant do main name.

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