From: Gregg Reynolds (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Feb 22 2005 - 02:25:52 CST
George W Gerrity wrote:
> The two references below summarise much that has been said about the
> difficulty of dealing with the internationalisation of Domain Names. Let
> us agree once and for all:
> These sort of common-sense rules can be easily implemented and the
> computational overhead is minimal. Of course, owners of ridiculous trade
> marks (such as <U+004B U+0049 U+039B>, $B!H(BKI$B&+!I(B, for the brand name of the
> automobile $B!H(BKIA$B!I(B) will disagree, but realism has to intrude somewhere
> into the free market economy.
I can see it now: the official roster of "ridiculous trade marks" to
blacklist. This is supposed to protect us from the lawyers?
> By using this approach, and starting off with a set of rules that
> disallow most forms of script mixes, then where appeals to common sense
> and the wishes of a reasonable number of potential clients suggest a
> loosening of the rules, this can be done with little disruption to the
> existing state of affairs.
Sorry, but when I hear a phrase like "appeals to common sense" I reach
for my revolver, as the saying goes. That just doesn't work across
cultures. Doesn't work within cultures very well, for that matter.
We'd all like to agree once and for all; the problem is, we don't.
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