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Last Comment Bug 564214 - Add .<Emarat> to IDN whitelist
: Add .<Emarat> to IDN whitelist
Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: Networking: Domain Lists (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gervase Markham [:gerv]
: Patrick McManus [:mcmanus]
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Blocks: IDN
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Reported: 2010-05-06 09:51 PDT by Neil Harris
Modified: 2010-08-07 12:57 PDT (History)
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Patch v.1 (824 bytes, patch)
2010-06-24 03:15 PDT, Gervase Markham [:gerv]
christian: approval1.9.2.7+
christian: approval1.9.1.11+
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Description Neil Harris 2010-05-06 09:51:34 PDT
ICANN have announced three new IDN TLDs: this bug is to track the entry for the United Arab Emirates.  

See  for details.
Comment 1 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2010-05-08 01:31:50 PDT
We need to wait for them to contact us.

Comment 2 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2010-06-24 03:01:06 PDT
Zain Al Abdeen Baig writes:

Dear Gerv,

We have recently been delegated “.امارات” (xn—mgbaam7a8h) as one of the first IDN TLD to be accepted by ICANN ( and the delegation in the root DNS servers has been conducted by IANA (  Registration for websites have started and registrants now have live websites with their IDN.IDN “.امارات” domains.

Kindly find the allowed characters for the zone at

... and later ...

Registry Home Page:
Policy Page:
Language Table:

Best Regards,

Zain Al Abdeen Baig
Senior System Administrator
Comment 3 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2010-06-24 03:05:17 PDT
It looks like they are following the Arabic IDN RFC (5564). I'm just checking that this is the case but, assuming it is, this is fine and I'll prepare a patch.

Comment 4 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2010-06-24 03:15:48 PDT
Created attachment 453695 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v.1
Comment 5 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2010-06-24 03:28:55 PDT
The registry has confirmed they are following RFC 5564.

Comment 6 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2010-06-24 03:33:22 PDT
Comment on attachment 453695 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v.1

Requesting approval (we haven't quite officially agreed auto-approvals for these yet).

Comment 7 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2010-06-24 05:10:03 PDT

Comment 8 christian 2010-06-24 13:40:02 PDT
Comment on attachment 453695 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v.1

a=LegNeato for and Please land this on mozilla-1.9.2 default and mozilla-1.9.1 default.

Code freeze is this Friday @ 11:59 pm PST.
Comment 9 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2010-06-25 01:30:38 PDT

Still waiting for 1.9.2 to go green.

Comment 10 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2010-06-25 09:13:54 PDT

All done.

Comment 11 Neil Harris 2010-06-26 05:37:51 PDT
Presumably this information also be added to the list at ?
Comment 12 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2010-07-21 13:53:44 PDT
Neil: done.


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