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Re: Breaking news: IDN domain names registrations are open (part II)

Unicode Graphic Domains


Domains using the full character spectrum aren’t really supported well in browsers, partly due to security issues... so entering something like bücherei.com (the German word for library) will resolve into what is called a punycode address, namely xn--bcherei-n2a.com. This kinda ruins it for serious uses, but still, there’s domains out there using more than just ASCII letters... and some even use the graphical symbols part of Unicode:
This one showing the female symbol is still under construction: www.♀.com
The self-proclaimed “manliest domain on the internet” is for sale: www.♂.com
A page load error for heart-dot-com: www.♥.com
The eternal forces of yin-yang are for sale: www.☯.com
The right-facing swastika returns a page educating on the traditionally Hindu/ Buddhist/ good luck symbol: www.卐.com
The copyright character resolves to a parked page titled “protectyourbrand.com”: www.©.com
A smiley leads to the personal homepage of Daniel Früh from Switzerland: www.☺.com
The sun can’t be found: www.☼.com
A musical note leads to the personal homepage of... Daniel Früh again: www.♫.com
The omega character is the self-proclaimed Future Home of The Omega Project: www.Ω.com

http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-07-24-n24.html
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