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

James Stevens James.Stevens at jrcs.co.uk
Thu Jul 13 14:42:25 UTC 2017

I'm sure you're right - Patrik is widely respected for all the work he 
does, and has done in the past - I'm sure its just an issue of presentation.

But as someone who is not closely familiar with the issues, and the ways 
these different organisations interact, I was slightly confused.

Just loving the name of his website - https://stupid.domain.name/

On 13/07/17 15:11, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 02:58:25PM +0100, James Stevens wrote:
>> I was referring to this recent interview on the subject
>> https://www.icann.org/news/multimedia/2857
>> "Andrew McConachie, ICANN Technical and Policy Specialist, interviews Patrik
>> Fälström, SSAC Chair, about the reasons why emojis cannot be used in the
>> domain names"
> It's unfortunate that ICANN continues to portray itself in public as
> somehow having something to do with making a decision about this,
> despite its chartered limited role.  As Patrik suggests in that video,
> the decision was Unicode's.  ICANN is not making a decision about
> this, it is just implementing the standard.  (It's also kinda strange
> that Patrik says that SSAC "discovered" that IDNA doesn't permit
> these, since he's actually the author of the document that says that.
> I'm sure it was a matter of presentation, but it sounds a little
> strange if you know the history.)
> Best regards,
> A

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