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AFRINIC 18 takes place from 15 to 21 June 2013 during the Africa Internet Summit 2013. The AFRINIC 18 Meeting starts with AFRINIC training sessions. This is followed by an Africa Operators Day and the Social Event. The Meeting ends with the AFRINIC plenaries.
On June 19, 2012, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) conducted the first public multilingual Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) email trials -- and Afilias was one of the sponsoring participants. IDN email allows people to use almost any language in their email addresses for their user name, second-level IDN domain name and top-level IDN.
The AfriNIC 16 event will take place in Serekunda, The Gambia. The AfriNIC 16 Public Policy Meeting will be held from May 12-18, 2012 during which Internet development related training workshops and policy discussion sessions will be organised.
Afilias is a Silver Sponsor of the upcoming Global INET Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, a legendary figure in Internet history will present his unique perspectives on the birth of the Internet, the formative period during its early days, and its profound impact on the world today. Dr. Kleinrock’s keynote address is scheduled for Monday morning, 23 April 2012, during the Opening Session of the Global INET.
Visionary keynotes, as industry leaders, Internet pioneers and futurists share their insights and inspirations.
Punycode uses only restricted ASCII characters and numbers (A-z, 0-9) and the hyphen (-). The Punycode schema and the standardization which specifies IDN wire-format to remain in the restricted ASCII repertoire was based on the following advantages:
When a compliant browser receives input for an IDN, it converts the IDN into Punycode – the official standard that has been approved for converting IDN domains into resolvable ASCII domains. This process converts the name into an ASCII string with the prefix "xn--" that can be looked up at the TLD nameserver to determine the location of the Web site. Other encodings use different prefixes, e.g., "bq--" is used in Row-based ASCII-Compatible Encoding (RACE).
Typically, when a browser sees a host name, it sends a request to the DNS resolver service which then sends a request to a domain name server to return an IP address corresponding to that host name. When the IP address is returned, a connection is made to the appropriate Web server.