Unicode Domains Are An Absolute Hack
Unicode Domains Are An Absolute Hack
I recently discovered that Unicode domains exist so I thought it’d be to explain how this is possible while still keeping the internet compatible with all manor of ancient hardware still in use. Plus this allows for emoji domains.
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RFC 2181: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc2181#section-11
RFC 3492: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc3492
Internationalized Domains: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/docs/idn.md
Namecheap Emoji Domains: https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/238/35/do-you-support-idn-domains-and-emojis/
Emoji Website: https://emojipedia.org/
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1:05 DNS Limitations
5:01 Emoji Domains
5:48 Link Spoofing
8:04 Top Level Doman Support
8:51 Domain Name Registrars
9:28 SEO Issues
10:13 Reading Direction
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yes i have a face now 😛
imagine picking out a fish emoji, real user friendly
Interesting. Not stuff I knew but not surprising. Unicode is quite detailed in philosophical model and implementation… and brutally punishes assumptions 🙂
This was pretty cool, didn’t even know you could use emojis as a domain lol
Thanks a lot my man <3
This needs to be proofread…
"I recently discovered that Unicode domains exist so I thought it’d be to explain how this is possible while still keeping the internet compatible with all manor of ancient hardware still in use. Plus this allows for emoji domains."
As a German I indeed already knew about "Umlautdomains" (basically domains that included the German umlauts ä, ö, ü and ß). I already noticed that they seemed to be encoded in some way, and now I know why and why that makes sense. Still, it’s an incredible hack – like I expected anything of this magnitude to be 😉
Is it just me or did "tech over tea" sound more like "KEK over tea" at the end of this video?
Saw a domain with Cyrillic the other day and thought I was having a stroke
Is this your full time job
I think that URLs in general are a terrible technology. And the DNS server limitations you describe are a symptom of that. I say this with no knowledge of URLs or DNS. But for example percent encoding is such a hack that has led to vulnerabilities and undefined behaviour and all sorts of other crap.
But it was good enough for 1995 with basic ascii and now the entire human species for all time will use URLs forever
Unicode URLs was a really bad decision. They basically throw all security considerations away and assume clients and TLDs will deal with security.
The only benefit I can see is that somebody is making a lot of money.
now i now that .cooking is an actual toplevel domain. if fish is one
love these types of videos where you just explain stuff, they’re super entertaining + I get to learn something actually useful and interesting. keep it up!