[UA-discuss] [UA-Discuss] Acceptance Tests done for sites
alina.syunkova at gmail.com
Wed May 18 17:32:02 UTC 2016
Similar work was started at Donuts back in 2015. I am continuing some of
We began surveying the Internet's highest-profile websites, particularly
the Alexa 500, for their capacity to accept New gTLD email addresses when
registering a new user account. While Donuts tested only email addresses in
ASCII, I am now testing in non-ASCII as well.
Recently drew some numbers off 150 of the websites - only one-third of the
list we set out to test.
- a short New gTLD (.tech - 4 characters) gets accepted 89% of the time
- a long New gTLD (.technology - 5+ characters) gets accepted closer to 70%
of the time
- a .com email address that contains non-ASCII characters left of the dot
gets accepted closer to 40% of the time
- an email address that contains non-ASCII characters (e.g., Thai, Arabic)
both left and right of the dot rarely gets accepted, i.e., about 5% of the
In other words, for this type of UA testing, two of the factors that appear
to matter are:
- TLD length (ccTLD or 3 characters versus 4 or 5+ characters)
- SLD and TLD: ASCII or non-ASCII? To the left of the dot only, or
non-ASCII characters on both sides?
On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 8:05 AM, Dirk Bhagat <dirk at get.club> wrote:
> Hi Andrew
> Good to hear.
> Dirk Bhagat
> CoFounder, CTO
> .CLUB DOMAINS LLC.
> 100 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 1310
> Fort Lauderdale, Fl, 33394
> o: 954.530.2580 m: 416.839.4945
> Get.club <http://www.get.club>
> On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Robertson, Andrew <
> Andrew.Robertson at edelman.com> wrote:
>> Hi Dirk,
>> Thanks very much for this information, which is quite useful. We'll aim
>> to build this into the proof points we're developing as part of the
>> I may have a coupe of questions for you, which I'll come back to you on
>> +44 7921 588 770
>> *From:* ua-discuss-bounces at icann.org <ua-discuss-bounces at icann.org> on
>> behalf of Dirk Bhagat <dirk at get.club>
>> *Sent:* 18 May 2016 14:15:55
>> *To:* UA-discuss at icann.org
>> *Subject:* [UA-discuss] [UA-Discuss] Acceptance Tests done for sites
>> Hi All
>> As part of .Club's effort prior to UASG, .club had hand tested around
>> 600 popular sites [mostly from Alexa] for their ability to accept
>> *.club* email addresses.
>> Here is the testing spreadsheet we used:
>> TESTING email at nic.club.xlsx
>> Sheet1 email@ nic. club verification Domain, Status, Account created,
>> Receiving, Sending, Reason Free E-mail providers, Statuses 10minutemail.
>> com, Can' t Test, Does not require email, Passed 123greetings. com, Passed,
>> Yes, Yes, Failed 365greetings. com, Failed, No, Set up: not successful(...
>> This spreadsheet breaks the list down into a few categories:
>> -. Free Email providers
>> -. Top Retailers
>> -. Travel
>> -. Email Newsletter Services
>> -. Music Services
>> -. Social Networks
>> Of the 600 sites, roughly 65% were confirmed to have passed, 13%
>> confirmed to have *failed*, and 21% could not be tested for one reason
>> or another.
>> Although there is a lot more work to be done, I believe it's a good
>> starting point.
>> Dirk Bhagat
>> CoFounder, CTO
>> .CLUB DOMAINS LLC.
>> 100 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 1310
>> Fort Lauderdale, Fl, 33394
>> o: 954.530.2580 m: 416.839.4945
>> Get.club <http://www.get.club>
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