[dns-operations] Emoji "Female" symbol fails to resolve at Google's &

James Stevens James.Stevens at jrcs.co.uk
Tue Jul 11 13:41:12 UTC 2017

Although the "Female" symbol (U+2640 ♀) is not IDNA2008 compliant, it 
had been sold as a dot-COM some time ago - along with a few other 
"emoji" dot-COM domains.

It used to work fine at Google's resolver service, and works fine at 
other resolvers I tried, but Google now immediately returns "status: 

Anybody know why Google now returns "status: SERVFAIL" for ♀.com 
(xn--e5h.com), but still works fine for ☮.com (xn--v4h.com)

The NS for xn--e5h.com are ...

xn--e5h.com.            172800  IN      NS      ns75.domaincontrol.com.
xn--e5h.com.            172800  IN      NS      ns76.domaincontrol.com.

and they are still working fine.


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