Internationalized domain names in the root

JC Dill jcdill.lists at
Thu May 6 19:01:50 UTC 2010

Geoff Adams wrote:
> On 5 May 2010, at 2:16 PM, Jorge Amodio wrote:
>> On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 11:34 AM, David Conrad <drc at> wrote:
>>> Perhaps a bit off-topic, but some folks might get support calls...
>>> http://وزارة-الأتصالات.مصر/
>>> (that's Arabic for <Ministry of Communications>.<Egypt>)
>> Great progress and interesting addition to the root, only issue is
>> that after all the work with IDNs you land on a page written in
>> english (web browser lang does not matter, name resolves to the same
>> IP as the original URL). Hope they soon take advantage of the new name
> The page shows up in Arabic for me in all three of Safari 

When I first checked this site yesterday, I saw a page in English[1].  
The same page is in Arabic today, in the same browsers that displayed 
English when I checked yesterday.  I assume the server admin waited 
until the domain went live before implementing language display 
selection based on the URL used to reach the site, and now it's working 

[1]  Such as I see when I use this URL instead:


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