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Turn off IDN encoding

Specifies whether the DNS client should convert internationalized domain names (IDNs) to Punycode when the computer is on non-domain networks with no WINS servers configured. If this policy setting is enabled IDNs are not converted to Punycode. If this policy setting is disabled or if this policy setting is not configured IDNs are converted to Punycode when the computer is on non-domain networks with no WINS servers configured.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> DNSClient # DisableIdnEncoding

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Network -> DNS Client

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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