[gtld-tech] Update to reserved names list for new gTLDs

Gavin Brown gavin.brown at centralnic.com
Thu Sep 19 12:15:27 UTC 2013

On 19/09/2013 12:48, Luis Muñoz wrote:
> On Sep 19, 2013, at 4:33 AM, Gavin Brown wrote:
>> While it's very easy to extract useful data from ISO-3166, the two PDF
>> documents I found are a different matter.
>> Copying and pasting text (especially non-ASCII text) out of a PDF is
>> potentially risky: when I tried using Adobe Reader on Mac OS X I had
>> very little luck, getting either nothing at all or a series of junk
>> characters.
> You'll find that some of these documents simply won't allow you to cut & paste what you want, because parts of the text have been converted to bitmaps inside the document.

So the text will be have to be manually transcribed - by someone
competent in each of the six official UN languages (or six people
competent in one of the languages).

Multiply that effort by N registry operators/backend operators, and
that's an awful lot of unreliable, lossy, duplicated work.


Gavin Brown
Chief Technology Officer
CentralNic Group plc (LSE:CNIC)
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