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Entering international domain name in address bar doesn't load the site but instead google searches it




a year ago
8 months ago


(Reporter: Kostic, Unassigned)


57 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox57 wontfix)



(1 attachment)

Created attachment 8898847 [details]
dialog shown after entering cyrillic domain and pressing enter

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0
Build ID: 20170818100226

Steps to reproduce:

Focused the address bar, inputed гном.срб (in latin that's gnom.srb) and pressed enter button.

Actual results:

A Google search for "гном.срб" has been opened and I got a dialog bellow the address bar asking me if I wish to open the гном.срб site instead.

Expected results:

The site should have been opened immediately.

I guess that you do this to make harder for criminals to scam people with cyrillic domains which look like the latin ones.

But I do not think that this should be the case for the .СРБ IDN ccTLD. Especially if I'm using a localized build and am in Serbia or Bosnia or Montenegro (where there are a lot of Serbian users).

Firefox 57.0a1 (build id 20170818100226).
Component: Untriaged → Location Bar

Comment 1

a year ago
Was curious if this also applies to Nordic characters, but opening försä works as expected.
status-firefox57: --- → wontfix
Priority: -- → P3
Seems that this bug is fixed in the latest Nightly (60.0a1 (2018-02-02) (64-bit) at the time of the writing).

If I type in гном.срб in a fresh profile, in the address bar, and press Enter, it will load the site, as expected.
Should I wait for the fix to land to the stable and then close the bug?
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