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Re: [idn] A question...
On Thu, 2002-02-07 at 14:42, Adam M. Costello wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > According the drafts, my school should register 8 domain names to let
> > user to access my school without worrying if he or she keys in right
> > character.
> > and under each domain, we have to create 4 sub-domains for my
> > institite
> > and under each of 8*4=32 sub-domains, create 4 records for a web
> > server
> > And finally, i have to set all 8*4*4=128 domain names at the
> > configuration files...
> I don't think any of the drafts recommend this. In fact, I think there
> are plans to add language to the IDNA draft warning registrars about the
> pitfalls of registering any and all names without any policies.
> For example, although there may be 8 different ways to represent
> your school name, there are probably only two ways that are most
> common/convenient (call them X and Y), and the other six ways are much
> less common/convenient. Suppose the registrar prohibited anyone from
> registering those six ways?
It may not be realistic to expect registrars to do this. (Would each
registrar have to check for the existence of a domain 'variation' every
time someone wants to register a name?)
If this prohibition is to occur would it be better achived at the
> Furthermore, while there may be 4 ways to represent your institute,
> there is probably one of them that is most common/convenient when used
> with X, and one of them that is most common/convenient when used with Y.
> And so on, for the remaining labels.
> If the registrars imposed sensible prohibitions, your 128 names could
> be reduced down to 2. The other 126 would be prohibited by the
> registrars, so you wouldn't need to worry about getting spoofed. Users
> who accidentally type one of the non-existent 126 ways might get a
> host-not-found error, but that should be fairly rare (because those 126
> ways were deliberately chosen to be the less common/convenient ways),
> and enhanced application software that knows some of the registrars'
> policies could auto-generate suggestions for other names more likely to
> be in the DNS.