Re: [apps-discuss] CONTEXTJ in TLD DNS-Labels (draft-liman-tld-names-05)

Patrik Fältström <patrik@frobbit.se> Wed, 20 July 2011 06:34 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] CONTEXTJ in TLD DNS-Labels (draft-liman-tld-names-05)
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On 19 jul 2011, at 21.49, Paul Hoffman wrote:

> We have already seen the perceived need for these characters in the root zone, and we have not seen any statement of how they can cause harm *in the root zone*. "Phishing" in the root zone, given the horrendous weight of the process for getting new names put in the root zone, is not a threat. Which others do you believe that need to be weighed against the value of the characters?

Yes, phishing in the root zone. People putting URLs on web pages that you click on.

It is tons of code easier in various applications to "know" that a code point is either allowed or not allowed in the TLD than having context dependent rules that otherwise is the option.

So the question is whether security software can filter out URLs with ZWNJ in the TLD as dangerous or not.

   Patrik