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RE: Comparison of hoffman-idn-reg and jseng-idn-admin

At 7:01 PM +0430 4/3/03, Roozbeh Pournader wrote:
Can't a registry just have a complicated script that after one asks for a
label to register tells: Sorry, you can't register this label, because it
"contains the word sex" or "uses FINAL KAF in a non-final position"?

This is an important point. Registries do not have to blindly follow any rules, such as the ones in this document or the JET document. They can look at the output bundle and make local policy decisions.

For characters that are position-dependent in words, a registry will have to have non-automatic rules. For example, assume that the letter "z" could not be at the end of an English word. "baz.us" should be not allowed, but the .us registry couldn't just check for "is 'z' at the end of the word" because that would allow someone to register "baz123.us". Or assume that "y" can only be at the end of a word. The registry should not have a rule that disallows any name that has "y" in the middle because someone might correctly want to register "floycorp.us".

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