Another Transition Plan Proposal

Gervase Markham gerv at
Sat Dec 12 00:04:27 CET 2009

On 11/12/09 01:13, "Martin J. Dürst" wrote:
> This BCP would essentially say:
> Clients, with respect to the 4 characters in question:
> - MUST not move to IDNA 2008 before date X.
> - SHOULD move to IDNA 2008 after date X as fast as possible.
> Registries, with respect to the 4 characters in question:
> - MUST evaluate the potential that their customers and/or third parties
> have relied on the mapping (/removal) behavior of IDNA 2003.
> - If there is such a potential, offer their customers bundling or a
> sunrise or whatever to assure that domain names in actual current use
> that work under IDNA 2003 work when used with an application that uses
> IDNA 2008.

That sounds excellent. If my automated proposal isn't possible due to 
particular design features of the DNS, then something like this will 
have to do. It's a shame because it's more hassle for the registries, 
but I guess they are the ones who have a particular interest in getting 
these characters working, so perhaps they will consider the work to be 
worth it.


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