From: William Tan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 21 2005 - 15:51:32 CST
Erik van der Poel wrote:
> If the lookalike mapping is not set in stone at the protocol level
> (i.e. embedded in the app), then the registry will have to activate
> *all* the variants, otherwise the app will not be able to look up all
> of them. No?
For many variants, it's good enough to block them from being registered
by phishers. One wouldn't expect the users to type in "coca-co1a.com"
(with latin "1" instead of "l"), right?
> Alternatively, you could embed each registry's lookalike mapping table
> into the app and just activate one of the variants. I feel like I'm
> missing something...
That wouldn't be a good idea, for reasons that John explained in an
earlier mail about blacklists.
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