C3Subtitles: divoc-reboot-to-respawn-2021: Emoji domains and how wonderfully broken they are

Emoji domains and how wonderfully broken they are

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Video duration
00:26:24
Language
English
Abstract
Did you know that you can get a domain that contains an emoji?
Well, technically speaking you can't because domains only allow a very limited character set.

However, there is a workaround to that called Punycode.
You can encode non-supported characters to punycode and allow people to visit your site by entering those characters in their URL bar -the browser will take care of encoding them.

Sounds good, doesn't it?
Well, unicode is more complex than one would think; especially the parts around emoji are.
That means encoding those characters isn't easy and a lot goes wrong.

I want to showcase some ways in that emoji/ punycode domains are broken, how you can have fun with them and why you should actually just avoid them for anything you want to use productively.

Fragenpad: https://di.c3voc.de/pad/r2r:talk:3MXRDE

Talk ID
divoc-r2r-2021-1
Event:
divoc-reboot-to-respawn-2021
Day
2
Room
Piscopia
Start
9:10 p.m.
Duration
00:45:00
Track
Technology
Type of
Talk/Performance (30 minutes plus Q&A)
Speaker
dysphoricUnicorn
Talk Slug & media link
divoc-reboot-to-respawn-2021-1-emoji-domains-and-how-wonderfully-broken-they-are

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