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Re: Character Variant Deployment at VeriSign
On 15:35 22/05/03, Stephane Bortzmeyer said:
James Seng <jseng@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
> i.e. if x1=x2 under X but x1!=x2 under Y, depending if the person
> register in X or Y, he will get either x1 & x2 or just one of them.
> there is no confusion because the registrant gets what he expected to
> get. (anyone remember "law of least astonishment"?)
This is the law of least astonishment for the registrant, not for the
user. The user does not know the language of the registration. An user
speaking the Y language will still be confused that X1 and X2 both
Anyway if the registrant speaks X and Y, when he sees he is blocked under X
he can switch to Y. Unless there is a registrant language enforcement. When
a registrant has tried a name under a given language, he should be recorded
and prevented to use another language.
A simple way would be for gTLDs to associate the language tag to the
registrant when giving him his a registrant ID. The RID/LT could be quoted
in the WhoIs so users could know the registrant language when relating with
him by mail. Frauds would be exposed that way.