[UA-discuss] IDN: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Russian Federation

Andre Schappo A.Schappo at lboro.ac.uk
Tue Mar 19 12:34:07 UTC 2019

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Russian Federation, has a Russian IDN which is мвд.рф<https://xn--b1aew.xn--p1ai>

It has the best Alexa ranking I have so far seen for an IDN. At time of writing, 404 in Russia and 9174 globally. See alexa.com/siteinfo/xn--b1aew.xn--p1ai#trafficstats<http://alexa.com/siteinfo/xn--b1aew.xn--p1ai#trafficstats>

All good so far but there is something even better😀

This ministry has an ASCII which is mvd.ru<http://mvd.ru>. This ASCII redirects to the the Russian IDN😀 As you all know, it is usually the IDN that redirects to an ASCII.

Anyone encountered an IDN with a better Alexa ranking or encountered any ASCII DN that redirects to an IDN?

André Schappo

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