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Article ID: 122417, created on Jul 21, 2014, last review on Jul 21, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Business Automation

Symptoms

When checking availability of the bi-directional idn domains in PBA (e.g. الجزائر50.الجزائر), an error occurs:

Convert to IDN failed; uidna_IDNToASCII error: 66562 U_STRINGPREP_CHECK_BIDI_ERROR

or

Invalid domain name. Please enter valid domain name

Cause

According to RFC 5893 "Right-to-Left Scripts for Internationalized Domain Names for Applications (IDNA)" section 4.3 "Strings with Numbers" it is not a correct domain name. However as stated in RFC, one of the combination (hebrew letters+digit or digit+hebrew letters) shall be allowed.

Currently in PBA neither of them is possible, the feature request with id #PBA-39637 exists to implement the support of such domains.

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