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doc, punycode: soft-deprecation of the punycode module

As discussed and agreed upon by the CTC, the punycode module bundled
in core is soft-deprecated (docs only) for v7 with an eye towards
hard-deprecation in v8 or later.

Also see discussion in #7552

PR-URL: #7941
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <>
Reviewed-By: Сковорода Никита Андреевич <>
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# punycode
Stability: 2 - Stable
Stability: 0 - Deprecated
**The version of the punycode module bundled in Node.js is being deprecated**.
In a future major version of Node.js this module will be removed. Users
currently depending on the `punycode` module should switch to using the
userland-provided [Punycode.js][] module instead.
The `punycode` module is a bundled version of the [Punycode.js][] module. It
can be accessed using:

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