language question re: IDNs
Abdulrahman I. ALGhadir
aghadir at citc.gov.sa
Wed Oct 7 13:10:35 CEST 2009
"homoglyph bundling" is referred for grouping all variant strings that
have either Exact/Typo similarity for a certain string.
This problem arises with language which ha homoglyph(Exact/Typo
similarity) characters with other language.
As SaudiNIC we are working on system(in final stage) to solve this issue
for Arabic Scripts this system can also work with other scripts.
From: idna-update-bounces at alvestrand.no
[mailto:idna-update-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Michael Everson
Sent: 7/Oct/2009 12:22 PM
To: IDNA update work
Subject: Re: language question re: IDNs
I received the following interesting query from the "European Registry
of Internet Domain Names".
I had not heard the term "homoglyph bundling" before. Where does it
On 7 Oct 2009, at 09:58, Deborah Branscum wrote:
> Dear Mr. Everson,
> I know you are a busy man but you are also a language fan (and that
> is putting it mildly). So perhaps you can help me solve a mystery.
> I work for EURid, which manages the registry for .eu. We are
> introducing support for IDNs in December and have put up a FAQ on
> various issues related to IDNs.
> In the FAQ, EURid coined a new phrase: homoglyph bundling. (See
> example below.) No one outside of EURid is likely to know what that
> means. The phrase must be translated into all official EU languages
> and none of the translators have any idea how to translate that
> phrase either. Yikes!
> What phrase or word would you use?
> Personally, I would refer to "bundling together look-alike domain
> names" or something similar. What do you think? Any suggestion will
> be most welcome.
> Do you like chocolate? Our main office is near Brussels. J
> Deborah Branscum
> What is homoglyph bundling? Will EURid offer it?
> Homoglyph bundling is when you register an IDN and the registration
> system automatically registers all the homoglyphs of that name for
> you as well (if there are any). This means that a bundle of names is
> registered at one time.
> After careful consideration EURid has decided not to offer homoglyph
> Some registries offer homoglyph bundling to minimise the risk that
> someone could register a domain name that looks just like yours.
> EURid will not offer it because we do not allow script mixing, which
> also greatly reduces that risk.
> Deborah Branscum
> In-house Editor/PR officer
> S:t Eriksgatan 46 A
> SE-112 34 Stockholm, Sweden
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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