[UA-discuss] Some universal acceptance problems last 15+ years...

Edmon Chung edmon at registry.asia
Thu Sep 29 06:56:49 UTC 2016

That is why we should provide libraries and implementation suggestions (good
practice guides), so that management can then let them know also that go
look at the UASG website for some information.





From: ua-discuss-bounces at icann.org [mailto:ua-discuss-bounces at icann.org] On
Behalf Of Kurt Pritz
Sent: Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:51 PM
To: Ram Mohan <rmohan at afilias.info>
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Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] Some universal acceptance problems last 15+




I wouldn't necessarily blame it on the programmer: 


Boss: Hello young man. We have a bit of a problem to solve. Some of our web
site users are mis-typing their email addresses. When different government
departments need to get hold of them to correct an error on a form they
submitted, we cannot. These government departments want us to do a check on
their email addresses to at least make sure they are the right format and
allowable content. 


Programmer: Sure thing. What's our budget for this?


Boss: Zero.


So, semi-smart solution for no budget.





Kurt Pritz

kurt at kjpritz.com <mailto:kurt at kjpritz.com> 


Skype: kjpritz






On Sep 29, 2016, at 12:32 PM, "Jiankang Yao" <yaojk at cnnic.cn
<mailto:yaojk at cnnic.cn> > wrote:

Dear Ram,


   I think that you can be titled as UA pioneer.


 Another 15+ years are needed for UA work.





Jiankang Yao


From:  <mailto:rmohan at afilias.info> Ram Mohan

Date: 2016-09-29 01:50

To:  <mailto:UA-discuss at icann.org> UA-discuss

Subject: [UA-discuss] Some universal acceptance problems last 15+ years...

On Sep 12, 2001, I helped launch the first non 2/3 character TLD, .INFO.
Many of you have heard about how we struggled to get applications, browsers,
web forms and email systems to recognize the world's first four-character
TLD as a legitimate extension, including my creation of the Office of the
CTO (in a 3 person startup) to get large companies to return my calls.


Well, 15+ years later, today I was on the website of the Pennsylvania state
government, and filled in my email address (ending in .INFO). I hit submit,
and here is the prompt that came up. I hit OK, and the site accepted my
email and I moved forward with my tasks, but it's galling that some
programmer _recently_ decided that a non 2/3 character TLD based email
address merited a warning message.




Goes to show how long bad habits persist. Also goes to show why the UASG's
work is important.





Ram Mohan

Executive Vice President & CTO

Afilias |Ireland|Canada|USA|India|China

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