off list request - IDNs and security

Gervase Markham gerv at
Mon Jun 30 18:18:13 CEST 2008

Vint Cerf wrote:
> I have been asked to speak about the potential confusion that IDNs  
> could introduce if not properly constrained either by protocol or by  
> registry restrictions.
> It would be very helpful to have some real examples of potentially  
> confuseable registrations in their original scripts (eg Chinese,  
> Arabic, Urdu, Cyrillic, Greek, Indian scripts, etc).

A clarification: by "in their original scripts", do you mean "without
script mixing"? Or do you just mean that you want the examples sent to
you using the actual characters involved?


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