[UA-discuss] IDN-as-punycode-encoded-label in Baidu search engine results

Tan Tanaka, Dennis dtantanaka at verisign.com
Mon Nov 23 21:45:51 UTC 2015

Often times I hear that IDNs are not indexed by certain search engines. While I know this is not true, the example below doesn’t help my case either (at least not 100%). Here is an example where the IDN I’m looking for is showing up in the first 5 search results on Baidu (see picture below). However, the string is displayed as the punycode-encoded label instead of the corresponding Chinese IDN (i.e. xn--ebr05n.com) .

Google and Yandex appear to work as expected. Bing didn’t display the domain name in the results (first two pages).

Is there someone interested (and with the language skills) in taking the action item to reach out to Baidu? This might be in the form of opening a bug ticket to explain the problem (IDN is displayed as punycode-encoded label. Example: xn--ebr05.com) and what the expected result should have been (IDN displayed as Chinese domain nam. Example: 墨刀.com).

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Dennis Tan
Sr. Product Manager
Naming Services
DTanTanaka at Verisign.com<mailto:DTanTanaka at Verisign.com>

m: 571-246-7303 t: 703-948-4197
12061 Bluemont Way, Reston, VA 20190



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