Standardizing on IDNA 2003 in the URL Standard

Gervase Markham gerv at
Thu Aug 22 14:15:11 CEST 2013

On 22/08/13 11:52, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Yeah, that seems more sensible, avoids breaking a ton of URLs, and has
> less potential for spoofing (given appropriate safeguards).

Can you (or e.g. Google - Jungshik?) put some metrics behind that "ton"?

The question is: how many domain names are there out there with live web
pages which use any one of the characters permitted in IDNA2008 but not
permitted in IDNA2008+TR46 (i.e. the non-alphabetic characters)?


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