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Posts from January 2010

IDNs, or “How To Register a Domain Name With Funny-Looking Characters”

My buddy John Gruber1 recently started using a vanity URL-shortener with the domain name “✪df.ws”. “Wow” I said to myself. “How the heck did he get a domain name with a non-alphanumeric character in it?” Any registrar that i’ve familiar with cheerfully informs you that only letters (a-z) and numbers (0-9) are allowed in domain [...]