Internationalised nginx

James Read jamesread5737 at
Mon Nov 21 17:12:53 UTC 2022

On Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 5:09 PM Boyu Fang <csgrinding at> wrote:

> I think it already exist to a degree, and even if you idea is different to
> what the below link has described, I dont think nginx alone can help you
> achieve what you want. You need to work standardisation body(ies) or even
> movement to get this change through.

I think what I envision is very different. I want a direct translation from
IP to Internationalised Domain Name with no ASCII intermediaries.

James Read

> Best,
> Bob
> On 21 Nov 2022, 17:01 +0000, James Read <jamesread5737 at>, wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am considering embarking on a new project. The idea is to make a new web
> space where businesses around the world can have a domain name in their own
> language in their own character set representing the legal business name of
> their business without any of the .com =, .org business. This would mean
> being able to handle spaces in the domain name as well as perhaps using
> UTF-8 for the domain names. Does anybody have any idea how major the
> changes to nginx would be in order to make this work? And is there anybody
> out there who would be interested in developing a patch that could do this?
> And would the nginx team be willing to merge the patch with the latest code
> base to help get this off the ground?
> thanks in advance,
> James Read
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