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International domain names: where does https://meßagefactory.ca lead you?

5 thoughts on “International domain names: where does https://meßagefactory.ca lead you?”

  1. BillBilly says:

    Address not found? The link seems to work correctly but doesn’t lead anywhere. Tested on Firefox with my Android phone. Jan 2023.

    Is there any real URL that uses these characters? I have not seen one. I have a suspicion that there aren’t any websites at all that use such characters but I don’t know how I’d go about finding them.

    1. Uwe Falck says:

      Try the German Wordle Game. You find it under Wördle.de

  2. Name says:

    Of course, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Brave are all based on Chromium. And on iOS, no matter which app you use, WebKit is the engine actually responsible for browsing.

  3. Realistically Speaking says:

    “Whether that is wise is something else.”
    Actually, it is not something else. It is the whole point of your blog post. The fact that different browsers do not follow the same standard shows the URL is not a wise choice from a marketing or functioning standpoint.

  4. David Cooke says:

    It would be odd for that address to resolve at all! A .ca domain name, AFAIK, can only be the ASCII letters a-z, digits 0-9, hyphen (-), or one of the French accented letters é, ë, ê, è, â, à, æ, ô, œ, ù, û, ü, ç, î, ï, ÿ. This was set by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), which administrates the .ca domain, back in 2012.