[UA-discuss] email address in .family TLD rejected [was: Reddit thread]

Asmus Freytag asmusf at ix.netcom.com
Thu Jul 29 23:43:59 UTC 2021

On 7/29/2021 1:42 PM, John Levine via UA-discuss wrote:
> It appears that Michele Neylon - Blacknight via UA-discuss <michele at blacknight.com> said:
>> A lot of sites / services still use really bad Javascript (or other) libraries to validate email addresses. So if the TLD is longer than
>> 4 characters it�ll fail. A lot of people who look at UA assume it�s all about IDNs and it really really isn�t.
> Indeed, but there is little reason for people who run web sites to care.  As we know, the new TLDs
> have largely failed, and the largest ones are basically fashion accessories in China, where they
> are unlikely to be used for e-mail.  I can make an argument for IDN and EAI support in that it makes the
> net accessible to people who don't speak languages written in latin alphabets, but I cannot make
> a plausible argument about why they should care about the 1300 registrants of .hockey.
> R's,
> John

Is there a link w/ up-to-date statistics?


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