.IN IDN implementation (Internationalized Domain Names)       April the 10th 2013

The IDN implementation of Indian domain names is very difficult worldwide, as India has a lot of languages and scripts. India has 22 official languages. The scripts for many languages also looks the same. For example, Tamil (U+0BB5) and Malayalam (U+0D16) look very much the same. There are as well many similar issues with Hindi & Sanskrit . Though it looks the same for the eyes, it is understood as two different characters by the domain name system. Using such variants, hackers could easily implement phishing.

We at indomains.net keep a close eye on the development and implementation of internationalized Indian domain names.