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Turn off IDN encoding

Description:

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.









Supported on:

At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT

GPO PowerShell Regedit CMD

In Registry Editor we can see the following changes:


For Enabled we get:


FullKeyPath : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient

ValueName   : DisableIdnEncoding

Value       : 1

For Disabled we get:


FullKeyPath : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient

ValueName   : DisableIdnEncoding

Value       : 0