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Re: New Internet Draft on registering IDNs
At 8:33 AM +0100 3/27/03, Staffan Hagnell wrote:
Well, my point is that the "Allocation all labels" policy could be a
bit messy for the owner. Therefore it would be proper to have some
sort of information about that, for example:
If the input label contains several characters that have
equivalents, the owner could end up having to take care of large
number of zones. For instance, if DIGIT ONE is a variant of LATIN
SMALL LETTER L, the owner of the domain name llllll.com will have to
manage 64 zones.
Sounds fine (with a slight rewording to "llllll.example.com"). I'll
add a parallel warning under the blocking section with a different
If the input label contains characters that have equivalents,
Internet users who don't know what the base characters used in the
registration will not know what character to type in to get a DNS
response. For instance, if DIGIT ONE is a variant of LATIN SMALL
LETTER L, and LATIN SMALL LETTER L is a variant of DIGIT ONE, the
user who sees "pale.example.com" will no know whether to type a "1"
or a "l" after the "pa" in the first label.
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