Internationalized domain names in the root
neil at tonal.clara.co.uk
Sat May 8 07:29:10 CDT 2010
On 06/05/10 21:27, Zaid Ali wrote:
> I agree Safari experience looks much nicer and yes whole host of potential
> malice to arise. Firefox shows punycode
> Now if I understood arabic only and was travelling or happen to use Firefox
> which showed punycode how would I trust it? If it was directly translated to
> latin characters I could trust it with verification from someone I know who
> understands english. I would not trust puny code because an end user does
> not know what it means, I think there is potential for a lot of issues here.
This is indeed a security issue, and the behaviour in Firefox is
currently that way by design.
To fix it, the .eg / .xn--4gbrim TLD registrar needs to contact the
Mozilla Foundation in order to inform the Foundation of their official
IDN name allocation policy, so that the native-script URL display can
then be switched on for their domain.
See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=564213 and
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