Apostrophe (was Re: Names)

Vint Cerf vint at google.com
Fri Mar 20 17:44:20 CET 2009

I am not aware of any, Mark, but perhaps others are?

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On Mar 20, 2009, at 12:27 PM, Mark Davis wrote:

> Have there been any problems with apostrophe (U+2019) since IDNA2003  
> was deployed, or can you spell out a scenario where an apostrophe  
> would cause a problem?
> Mark
> 2009/3/20 Patrik Fältström <patrik at frobbit.se>
> On 19 mar 2009, at 21.31, Mark Davis wrote:
> There has been no uproar about
> the fact that IDNA2008 disables many, many names in English  
> (especially
> Irish), French, Italian, and others. For example, all of the  
> following are
> currently allowed in IDNA, but would be disallowed under IDNA2008.
> FWIW, allowing anything that looks like (yes, I use that non- 
> specific phrase very intentional) a character that is dangerous in  
> scripting is and was when IDNA2003 was created a very very very bad  
> idea. I do not think many people see the difference between ’ and ',  
> and allowing such characters and %, !, $, * etc is something I would  
> say is a bad idea. Very bad idea. Not everyone can have "their name"  
> as a domain name. Because domain names are domain names, and not  
> words and names.
> That said, I see your point regarding already registered domain  
> names. Same thing for domain names that include arrows, snowman etc.
>   Patrik
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