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

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Thu Nov 4 16:32:17 CET 2010

On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 11:08:10AM -0400, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> 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.

Of course, but I was trying to understand if the OP was trying to ask
that question, as I couldn't imagine how else "redirects" might work at
the DNS level.  The OP's question just makes no sense to me.

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