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Old 6th June 2007, 06:55 PM
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Re: IDN available for .cn, .tw, .biz etc. BUT reserved in .com & .net - any ideas why

Originally Posted by Drewbert
I would be very surprised if .com is censoring.

My guess is there is some obscure variant to one of the characters that someone else has regged already.
Thanks for comments - to be honest no other variant is possible for what I was trying to register (they are clear characters and all used in both simplified & traditional.. and not used in Japanese)

I think I will contact verisign and ask them.
The only other logical possibility which jumps to mind (but is scary as well if it is true) - is that .com uses a more limited list of characters (smaller special character table) than .biz does... which maybe is an historical issue for them due to those being launched as the earlier IDNs for Chinese (in the same way some fonts only cover a small amount of the actual characters used if one is a native user).

Cheers & thanks, Asiaplay
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