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[alac] IDNs

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  • Subject: [alac] IDNs
  • From: "Sebastian Ricciardi" <sricciardi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 10:11:57 -0300


I agree with you. IDNs should be an issue to address as soon as we finish
our work on RALOs.
(maybe even at the same time). Hong, do you have any ideas on this matter ?
I know about Erick concern regarding the Ñ in spanish and the Ç in
portuguese, and so do I.

However, let´s get focused on finish what we started a week ago ...



----- Original Message -----
From: "Vittorio Bertola" <vb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <alac@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 2:43 PM
Subject: [alac] IDNs

> Did anyone actually get the point I was trying to make this morning about
> the IDNs? Basically, I see at least two potential problems for
> 1) Let's suppose you are French and you have built your site at
> Suddenly, IDNs become available and someone else registers liberté.com
> (which is the right way to write it). Isn't this a cause of confusion,
> cybersquatting, unfair competition...? Should existing registrants be
> protected, for example by having priority in the registration of the
> internationalized versions?
> 2) In some languages, as Katoh was pointing out, there are 100-200
> ways to write the same word. Should registrants be asked to pay 100-200
> times the registration fee just to prevent other people by registering
> same domain name, just written differently? And shouldn't there be (to
> confusion) a warranty that all equivalent writings go to the same person?
> Perhaps we could develop a quick statement on these matters in the next
> weeks.
> --
> vb.               [Vittorio Bertola - v.bertola [a] bertola.eu.org]<------
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