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Re: Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing
From: Neil Harris <neil () tonal clara co uk>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 01:34:17 +0000

On 12/02/12 00:09, Masataka Ohta wrote:
Neil Harris wrote:

Techniques to deal with this sort of spoofing already exist: see

It does not make sense that .COM allows Cyrillic characters:


i script of a domain name is Cyrillic.

Domain names do not have such property as script.

Is the following domain name:


Latin or Cyrillic?

for one quite effective approach.
The only reasonable thing to do is to disable so called

                                      Masataka Ohta


Isn't it obvious from the page you referred that IDN is
not internationalization but an uncoordinated
collection of poor localizations?

I'm not a flag-waver for IDN, so much as a proponent of ways to make IDN
safer, given that it already exists.

Lots of people have thought about this quite carefully. See RFC 4290 for
a technical discussion of the thinking behind this policy, and RFC 5992
for a policy mechanism designed to resolve the problem you raised in
your example above.

You will notice that the .com domain does not appear on the Mozilla IDN

-- N.

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