Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing
neil at tonal.clara.co.uk
Sun Feb 12 01:34:17 UTC 2012
On 12/02/12 00:09, Masataka Ohta wrote:
> Neil Harris wrote:
>> Techniques to deal with this sort of spoofing already exist: see
> It does not make sense that .COM allows Cyrillic characters:
> i script of a domain name is Cyrillic.
> Domain names do not have such property as script.
> Is the following domain name:
> Latin or Cyrillic?
>> for one quite effective approach.
> The only reasonable thing to do is to disable so called
> Masataka Ohta
> Isn't it obvious from the page you referred that IDN is
> not internationalization but an uncoordinated
> collection of poor localizations?
I'm not a flag-waver for IDN, so much as a proponent of ways to make IDN
safer, given that it already exists.
Lots of people have thought about this quite carefully. See RFC 4290 for
a technical discussion of the thinking behind this policy, and RFC 5992
for a policy mechanism designed to resolve the problem you raised in
your example above.
You will notice that the .com domain does not appear on the Mozilla IDN
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