Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing

John R. Levine johnl at
Sun Feb 12 17:40:12 UTC 2012

> The DNS "industry" is putting us a long way from when RFC 2826 was written.

That's true, but you can't just blow off the majority of people in the 
world who use languages that you can't write in the ASCII character set.

It's a hard problem.  I wouldn't say that ICANN's approach has been 
optimal, but I also wouldn't say there's an obvious solution they've 

John Levine, johnl at, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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