[LINK] ICANN's non-Latin domain names

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sun Jan 3 12:39:24 AEDT 2010

On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 5:16 PM, Ivan Trundle <ivan at itrundle.com> wrote:

> > For example, try going to http://mañana.com <http://xn--maana-pta.com>(presuming my mail client inserts that correctly...) and you should find
> that the URL changes to
> > http://xn--maana-pta.com/
> In Safari, I see mañana.com <http://xn--maana-pta.com> - the URL is not
> changed.
Then your browser is showing you the non-punycode version, but behind the
scenes it's doing the conversion, and all of the requests (both DNS and
HTTP) will be using the encoded version.  Firefox and IE both also show the
encoded version in the URL - from what you've said it sounds like Safari is

Either way it just proves my point - non-latin characters in domains exist,
and have done for many years.


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