Single-letter names

JFC Morfin jefsey at
Sat Jul 5 19:09:59 CEST 2008

I should have been more detailed, for this answer of yours to be 
fully clear. I understand that there are two consensuses:
- ASCII issues are no part of this WG-IDNABIS Charter. I personnaly 
think they are in this specific case, but indirectly. So, it is OK with me.
- Single Unicode character names are no problem. I am OK with this too.

At 18:55 05/07/2008, Vint Cerf wrote:

>no, I was specific that my remarks were oriented solely to the IDN
>question. I do not believe that our work on IDNs deals with the ASCII
>LDH question except insofar as we are constrained to assure that our
>mapping of IDN's expressed in some form of UNICODE does not conflict
>with established practices associated with ASCII domain names. It is
>clear that a valid IDN is a minimum of some 6 ASCII characters I
>believe, and that means none of the IDN work will directly implnge on
>questions about single character ASCII domain names at top level or
>On Jul 5, 2008, at 12:52 PM, JFC Morfin wrote:
>>At 18:20 05/07/2008, Vint Cerf wrote:
>>>I concur that while this issue is of interest, it is not the
>>>purpose of the idnabis effort to deal with this specific issue.
>>>The idnabis documents may affect which characters can appear in
>>>idns but not how many of them except perhaps the question of the
>>>maximum number (?). Vint
>>Can we take this as a WG-IDNABIS Chair consensus declaration that
>>single letter names (ASCII an Unicode) are confirmed as no problem?

More information about the Idna-update mailing list