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Registry to ban Cyrillic .eu addresses even if you've paid for them

Discussion in 'Domain Name News' started by dog, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. dog

    dog Active Member

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    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/29/eurid_dumps_cyrillic/
     
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  3. RobM

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    Another nail in the coffin for a crap extension. Anyone trying to do business with a .eu is taking a risk as the registry has shown themselves to be petty and there are better extensions around.
    'The registry hasn't said how many domains will be affected but it is estimated to be around 1,500 in total.'
    I think that says it all about the uptake.

    Also if I remember my schoolboy russian correctly isn't the word for union 'soyuz'? Don't know why they are then going with the Russian 'u' in replacement extension.
     
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    .eu is junk anyway no loss really...
     
  5. othellotech United Kingdom

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    They're "shifting" them to the .ею extension, but it it an unusual thing to be planning remove them from the current .eu zone file
     
  6. RobM

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    So what does the 'ю' stand for? it is the cyrillic depiction of the letter 'u' and is pronounced the same but doesn't stand for anything. I was correct that the russian word union is 'союз' pronounced 'soyuz' and bulgarian is 'съюз' which is similar. Both begin with 'c' (s in English). I wonder who is advising them.... sounds like a shambles to me.
     
  7. othellotech United Kingdom

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    Yes, the extension is ".eu" but in cyrillic notation - i.e. both parts are IDN rather than just the left-of-dot part
     
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    From the original announcements ...

    The phase-out of Cyrillic domain names with the Latin .eu extension is being done to follow the ‘no script mixing’ best practice for Internationalised Domain Names.
    The objective of the ‘no script mixing’ best practice is to avoid confusion about domain names that look similar.
    You can learn more about this best practice in our .ею guidelines
    https://eurid.eu/en/register-a-eu-domain/guidelines-eu-cyrillic/
     
  9. RobM

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    Being in cyrillic is not the issue - that in some way is logical. However picking a cyrillic extension that doesn't mean the same as the thing it has just replaced is not logical and suggests to me that at no point was anybody actually asked that used Russian or bulgarian etc.
    The correct equivalent extension of .eu would be .ЕС in cyrillic (even that should be .CE So they are still mixing languages anyway. eю doesn't stand for anything. In the old days it was cccp (sssr) not юccp (ussr).
    It doesn't really matter anyway - just .eu which is already a poor extension with a poor uptake seems intent of making it worse instead of improving. I've only ever seen nominet do that.
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Sounds like they are plucking defeat out of the jaws of mediocrity
     
  11. dog

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    Interesting... so it doesn't even translate?