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

Cary Karp ck at
Sat Nov 6 00:14:39 CET 2010

Quoting Mark:

>> One thing to add to this, which is that registries and
>> registrars were strongly advised, from the beginning, to not
>> register names containing characters other than letters, digits,
>> and the hyphen (with the first two groups expanded to cover
>> non-ASCII characters). 
> Where were these recommendations made?
> Were these recommendations in a location where most people responsible
> for registries and registrars (including non TLDs, like
> <>) were very likely to see it?


and its earlier versions. These Guidelines are contractually binding on
all the gTLD registries and the stricture on the characters under
contention was there right from the outset.


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