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Old 10th April 2006, 12:32 PM
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Escrow for IDNs?

Has anyone here got experience with escrow for IDNs?

I tried Escrow.com, everything seemed fine at first, but on final check, i discovered that they convert the hyphens in xn-- into underscores! :0
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Old 10th April 2006, 12:38 PM
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Re: Escrow for IDNs?

I had exactly the same problem a couple of days ago. I'm getting around it by throwing a junk ASCII name into the deal and making it "about" the ASCII name i.e. setting up the Escrow.com transaction for that ASCII name, and moving the IDN to the buyer behind the scenes in parallel. Silly to have to take such a workaround, really, but it does work!
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Old 10th April 2006, 12:47 PM
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Re: Escrow for IDNs?

I can't understand what kind of software bug will convert hyphens to underscores. :-(

BTW, did you email them on this issue, and if so, how did they reply?

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Old 10th April 2006, 12:54 PM
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Re: Escrow for IDNs?

No, I haven't contacted them.
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Old 10th April 2006, 01:05 PM
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Re: Escrow for IDNs?

Ok, i've sent a support request on Saturday, let's see what they would say today. It would be good for all of us if they can get this fixed.

Previously (in Jan), i encountered problems with Sedo with IDNs - i'm not sure if it's fixed by now.

btw, when are you going to setup your IDN escrow service?

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Re: Escrow for IDNs?

I had this problem with Escrow dot com last July. It did work out but we had to send emails for them to manually approve the exchange.

Sounds like they competing with Sedo to provide the lowest level of customer satisfaction on the Planet.
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Re: Escrow for IDNs?

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Sounds like they competing with Sedo to provide the lowest level of customer satisfaction on the Planet.
True, their service is not good now.

I used Escrow.com for many of my IDNs deal already.

My buyers were in China, they all used Chinese Windows. I entered the Unicode (Chinese characters) of the domain and it worked. But only Chinese Windows can see the domain in Chinese.
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True, their service is not good now.

I used Escrow.com for many of my IDNs deal already.

My buyers were in China, they all used Chinese Windows. I entered the Unicode (Chinese characters) of the domain and it worked. But only Chinese Windows can see the domain in Chinese.

Oh, so it works that way.
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Oh, so it works that way.
Well it is only going to work that way if they are using Unicode enabled Whois. As far as I am aware only Domainsite.com does that!
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Well it is only going to work that way if they are using Unicode enabled Whois. As far as I am aware only Domainsite.com does that!
You just need the buyer report to Escrow.com that they have received the domain and the transaction is complete. During the transaction, you can put in punycode as well when you reply domain submitted for transfer.
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Re: Escrow for IDNs?

They know about the problem but won't do anything about it. They said they understand it and manually check with hyphens to see that the domain has been transferred. Would probably take them a few hours to have a programmer look at the problem and fix it. Ridiculous.
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