Internationalized domain names in the root
johnl at iecc.com
Sat May 8 15:48:40 UTC 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
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