patrik at frobbit.se
Thu Dec 3 15:25:57 CET 2009
On 3 dec 2009, at 12.24, Alexander Mayrhofer wrote:
>> However, if we can gain some sort of assurance that .de and
>> .at will bundle
>> at the registry level any current weiß.com and weiss.com scenarios and
> Note that your statement shows exactly that this problem is not just limited to registries in german speaking countries. It will affect any registry. Even those that never allowed any IDNs - if they allowed registration of "ss" character sequences, they are exposed to the transition problem you decribed above.
> And i've never heard of any registry disallowing "ss" sequences, so it affects the whole industry, not just our esteemed German colleagues and us.
...and this is why I think we have to stop map ß -> ss sooner rather than later. Before we have more domain names in the wild with 'ß' in them.
I.e. arguments can always be bent in multiple directions.
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