looking up domain names with unassigned code points

John C Klensin klensin at jck.com
Mon May 12 17:06:42 CEST 2008

--On Sunday, 11 May, 2008 19:28 +0200 JFC Morfin
<jefsey at jefsey.com> wrote:

> At 18:20 11/05/2008, Vint Cerf wrote:
>> If this is true, this is a very disappointing outcome -the .SU
>> operators are certainly damaging our general efforts to make
>> the Internet a less confusing place in which to operate. v
> Dear Vint,
> the only issues for a ccTLD Registry Manager (and any zone
> registry manager) are that (1) users get the names they want
> (pay for) which do not violate ccTLD (or zone) Manager's
> rules, and (2) ICANN does not interfere with national
> sovereignty (cf. WSIS) about ISO 3166 related language TLD
> strings. Everything else is in user applications and best
> practices realm and can/will be handled as the users think it
> is the best for them.
> The only real issue of common interest, because it affects
> different applications and the Web (hence W3C, Unicode, IETF)
> is the display issue.
> It would be interesting to try to register "xn--vint-cerf.xx"
> in each top level registry.
> 1. to see how many would accept it today.
> 2. as you know this kind of A-Label name, the U-Label can be
> registered as TM, is dubbed a "Babel Name". A topic I have
> with the WIPO for years which creates a real IP problem.
> jfc
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