[AFRI-Discuss] [At-Large] ICANN IDN Laboratory test results online

John L johnl at iecc.com
Fri Mar 9 08:12:57 EST 2007


>> The positive IDN Laboratory test results that have just been posted on
>> www.icann.org <http://www.icann.org/> -

> This is really a good development... I really hope that we can have full
> deployment of IDNs as soon as possible. It is very important for many
> parts of the world!

Honestly, I would have been astonished if this hadn't worked, as would 
everyeone else in the DNS technical community.  All this test verified is 
that a few widely used pieces of DNS software don't have any lurking code 
specifically written to break IDNs.

I gather that the IETF is reasonably close to a technical hack to deal 
with Unicode version issues.  This leaves the intractible political 
problems of defining what name strings are "too similar" to register. 
How are we doing with that?

Regards,
John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://johnlevine.com, Mayor
"I dropped the toothpaste", said Tom, crestfallenly.



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