Bug 55315 - Implement new IDNA2008 standards
Summary: Implement new IDNA2008 standards
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: All All
: P2 Critical
Assignee: Nobody
URL: http://www.straße.de
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Reported: 2011-02-27 00:57 PST by Michael
Modified: 2011-02-28 10:18 PST (History)
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Description Michael 2011-02-27 00:57:50 PST
Hello,

The .de NIC (denic.de) will implement IDNA2008 from 2010-11-16 onwards,
especially allowing for ß (\u00df) in domain names. Hence, the automatic
translation of ß to ss may result in looking up the wrong domain name, allowing
for spoofing attacks.
(DENIC will run a sunrise period (2010-10-26 to 2010-11-15) during which
holders of domains with ss will be allowed top register the respective ß domain
in advance.)

http://www.denic.de/en/domains/internationalized-domain-names/sharp-s.html

ß and ss are not exchangable in German. ss instead of ß is just a makeshift. Germans expect ß to usually just work if
umlauts work (which already do for a while).


Regards

Michael