Re: [Idna-update] [I18nrp] Last Call: <draft-faltstrom-unicode11-05.txt> (IDNA2008 and Unicode 11.0.0) to Informational RFC

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On 12/6/2018 10:50 PM, Nico Williams wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 01:45:02AM -0500, Vint Cerf wrote:
>>> The ability to type in domainnames you see in ads is not that
>>> interesting for the obvious reason that advertisers would not
>>> choose to use domainnames that their targets cannot type in!
>> VGC: I am not so sure advertisers are that smart...
> I am quite certain that they are, or if not, will be.  They spend lots
> of money, and they hate to spend it badly.  They even spend lots of
> money on how to spend lots more money well.
> Nico

It may not be advertisers that use such 'broken' labels. All sorts of 
mischief can be created with stuff that your system won't let you type 
(even if you are a native user on a "native" system).