Internationalized domain names in the root

John Levine johnl at
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

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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