IDNA 2008 Question Re: "Confusable" Characters in Domain Names

Andrew Sullivan ajs at
Thu Nov 4 16:08:10 CET 2010

On Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 12:27:37PM -0500, Nicolas Williams wrote:
>     Are TLD registrars allowed to include CNAME RRs for domains
>     otherwise not allowed either by IDNA2008 or by the registrar?

zone operators can, of course, do whatever they want in the zones they
operate, subject to whatever agreements they have about delegation.
But a CNAME wouldn't do much good, would it, since it will only
redirect the name itself and not any names underneath.


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at
Shinkuro, Inc.

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