Greetings NZNOG Community:
Within the context of the IDN Project, that adds five new characters
(the macronised vowels) to the set of characters valid for .nz domain
name registration, a new SLD will be created: māori.nz
All existing and future names registered under .maori.nz will be
duplicated in the DNS to be available under .māori.nz as well. We will
use a DNS record called a DNAME to implement this functionality.
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.
Please 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.
.nz Registry Services (New Zealand Domain Name Registry Limited)
desk: +64 4 495 2337
mobile: +64 21 400535