Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing

John Levine johnl at
Sun Feb 12 01:31:18 UTC 2012

>Nice.  Basically, unless the TLD registrar has a public policy that basically says
>"We don't allow names with cyrillic C to collide with MICROSOFT", their hostnames
>all get displayed as xn--gobbledygook.

More or less.  ICANN has been wrestling with the lookalike character
issue in domain names for about a decade.  I think it's fair to say
that everyone agrees that all solutions are less than totally


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