So in case you didn't know; ICANN has de-latinised the web recently.
Some background links are
Now that non-latin domain names are now live;
How are do you think this is going to be handled moving forward? is this is going to be a real problem. for example - I own the domains
(yeh i know pretty cool domains to own - i'm selling them if you are interested....)
I was recently contacted by the domain holder for
Which is mobileappstore.com in chinese that he had just registered ????
How the heck is this going to work???
eg. I could register the domain for Paypal.com in Hebrew tomorrow and anyone who uses the Hebrew version of their keyboard would be going to a totally different website that i control and as long as i'm not phishing there is nothing paypal can do??
UPDATE: There are much bigger issues than trademark at stake. As you can see from the facebook conversation below – my phishing concerns are worse than you think. It's way worse.
If you cut and paste the following text into your browser bar;
> раyраl.com <
it looks like paypal.com BUT ITS NOT!!
Some of the letters are Cyrillic and lead to this webpage - http://xn--yl-6kcb1fc.com/
(it's not registered yet - so it will lead to your isp's default null dns page).
This is a major screwup by ICANN
Yea and what about > раyраl.com < (I just typed the p and a in Cyrillic characters).
Try cutting and pasting the paypal.com text in my comment above into your browser :)
If you only have english qwerty keyboard check out http://www.translit.ru/
Easy way to use foreign characters... including Greek, Hebrew, Georgian, etc... helps if you can read a bit of Russian to navigate the site...
This is a major screwup by ICANN - there is no way people aren't going to get caught by phishing techniques like this.
What can we do about this?