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Re: Eeek - .NU Domains using Ö, Ä, Å, Ü, Ñ - And More
- From: John M. Brown
- Date: Thu Jan 06 18:06:07 2000
Ahh, lets just move to UniCode! :) I mean 63 char SLD's and then this...
On Thu, Jan 06, 2000 at 05:53:39PM -0500, Kai Schlichting wrote:
> Fellow NANOG readers,
> The following is sure to
> a.) break a lot of things DNS, Mail and Web-wise
> b.) have major impact in the form of confused customers calling
> your customer service departments
> c.) will hopefully fail.
> If the .NU people think they can undo RFC 1035 section 2.3.1
> (see http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1035.html ) and bury interoperability
> at large for nothing else but sleazily gaining some commercial advantage
> in the registrar business, they are *so* wrong.
> >From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >To: XXXXXXXXXXX@XXXXXXXXXXXXX.XXX
> >Subject: Announcing .NU Domains using Ö, Ä, Å, Ü, Ñ - And More
> >Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 11:00:00 -0500
> >X-Mailer: Allaire ColdFusion Application Server
> >Hello; January 6, 2000
> >NU domain now has a new, exclusive service available - Support for your local
> >language character set in any .NU Domain name you have already registered.
> >You can pre-register today at http://www.nunames.nu/customers/secure
> >Technical staff at .NU Domain, working under the guidance of
> >Dr. Paul Mockapetris, the inventor of the Internet's Domain Name
> >System (DNS), are developing an updated version of the DNS software
> >used on the internet which allows .NU Domain to provide this unique
> >service. Although the service is in its Beta or early test period, .NU
> >Domain will now accept pre-registrations of domain names that use
> >Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, German, French, Spanish and a wide
> >range of other European character sets in any .NU Domain name.
> >Examples which we are currently testing include:
> >http://SödraKärr.se.nu, http://FöreningsSparbanken.se.nu/,
> >http://domän.se.nu and http://tillbehör.se.nu/
> >For more information on this test, and the current limitations of the service,
> >please see http://www.nunames.nu/ISO-8859-test.htm
> >NU domain is now giving all current customers an advance opportunity
> >to pre-register for this service, for a one-time fee of US$35. Since
> >the service requires that you already have an "English Alphabet" .NU
> >domain name registered and active (using only ASCII characters
> >a-z, 0-9), we have decided to postpone public announcement of this
> >new European character set service in order to allow our existing
> >customers to get first choice to pre-register their preferred domain
> >names using Swedish or other European language characters such as
> >Ö, Ä, Å, Ü, or Ñ.
> >To pre-register now, and to qualify to take part in our test of this
> >unique new service, please go to
> >http://www.nunames.nu/customers/secure and log in to modify your
> >current .NU domain name to add this new service. Current policies
> >expect that your pre-registered domain name will be similar to your
> >current .NU domain name, with the addition of a Swedish or other
> >language's character(s) (for example, domain.nu and domän.nu).
> >We will start accepting public registrations for this new service, which
> >will require registration of an English alphabet .NU domain name as well,
> >starting next week (January 10, 2000), on a first-come, first-served basis.
> >And remember - no other Top Level domain in the world offers
> >this unique service. So we expect public interest - and registration rates - to
> >be very strong once we announce the service.
> >Although we are not yet offering pre-registration for Asian names (using
> >Japanese, Chinese and other characters) we expect to also support those
> >language sets in the near future. Customers in Japan may want to contact
> >NU Certified Registrar, Kurosawa.net, http://www.nihongo.nu, for more
> >information (email email@example.com).
> >If you have any questions about this new service, please contact our
> >support desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or email me directly.
> >Many thanks for your continuing support for .NU domain!
> >Bill Semich
> >President and Founder
> >NU Domain Ltd