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Old 29th June 2007, 07:01 AM
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Wanna play a punycode game?

Post your funny punycodes

points will be awarded for amusing punycodes

*bonus* points will be awarded if the punycode relates to the translation

for example

Wot posted a Chinese name, "Cocaine". The punycode ends in "hi" - classic.

I also have a novelty Chinese domain that means "devil", and it has 666 in the punycode


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Old 29th June 2007, 07:18 AM
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Re: Wanna play a punycode game?

Yes, I also have a similar one:

Unicode: 地獄.jp
Punycode: xn--ces666d.jp
Language: Chinese / Japanese
Translation: Hell (one of the buddhist hells)


CES666D = Curch of Evil Satan 666 Devil

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Re: Wanna play a punycode game?

The greater concern is if you get sued for using a domain that has a trademark within the punycode!

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Old 29th June 2007, 09:22 AM
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Re: Wanna play a punycode game?

I've always wanted to ask this, why doesn't ND support search for unicode?

Damn, anyone working in Google, care to tell them to convert punycode? I'm starting to be able to identify some of my chinese or japanese names by punycode.

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scary scenario for domainers

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The greater concern is if you get sued for using a domain that has a trademark within the punycode!
A topic that intrigues me as well. Obviously IDNs are usually registered for their native language meaning. But since it is a mapping onto the punycode, there is a plausible case to be made that people could, in fact, register minor terms in some language because of the value of the punycode string.

It'll be hard for the right type of case to come up to create the kind of legal precedent we as domainers want to see. It would be nice to demonstrate that they are typically registered for their non-literal meaning, that is their representation using some other script.

On the other hand, the more likely kind of case to rise to prominence is the rare but dangerous example you allude to. Someone may register an IDN, and actively promote the punycode. If they list the copyright-containing punycode string as the search term to generate results on the parked page then the copyright holder has a good case!
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Re: scary scenario for domainers

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On the other hand, the more likely kind of case to rise to prominence is the rare but dangerous example you allude to. Someone may register an IDN, and actively promote the punycode. If they list the copyright-containing punycode string as the search term to generate results on the parked page then the copyright holder has a good case!
You are confusing copyright with trademark. A single word can not be copyrighted, but can be trademarked.

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quite right I meant trademarked, as blast suggested

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You are confusing copyright with trademark. A single word can not be copyrighted, but can be trademarked.
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Re: Wanna play a punycode game?

We have this one...

xn--sex.com (漭.com)

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%BC%AD
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Re: Wanna play a punycode game?

My newest one:

Unicode: 㼦
Punycode: xn--idn.net
Language: chinese
Translation: earthenware; pottery (bottle; pitcher; jug; vase; crock with a narrow opening)


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Re: Wanna play a punycode game?

xn--sex.cn (漭.cn)

xn--dusty.com (婳奡.com)
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Re: Wanna play a punycode game?

xn--visa.com (埏埏.com)
xn--music.com (奪奯奮.com)
xn--porno.com (叞叙叒.com)

Not even sure that these symbols have meanings "as a group".
Translations welcome.

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