Internationalized domain names in the root

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sat May 8 10:48:40 CDT 2010


>> 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.
>
>	Wow, talk about layer violation.

Yeah, security can be like that.  Things which technically are treated
the same are often semantically very different.

>	Is there a central place where various TLDs' IDN policies will
>	be maintained ?

Yes, of course.  See http://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/

It doesn't have the new IDN TLDs yet, but that's not surprising since
ICANN didn't bother to tell the registries in advance that would be
making the TLDs active.  See

http://www.circleid.com/posts/by_the_way_your_idn_is_live/

R's,
John




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