WhatsApp put an emoji their URL

Emoji characters already appeared in DNS, but now also in an URL. And Google shows them perfectly what makes me wonder if all parts of their code base are ready to handle this correctly or that it is an incident.

So the big question is when marketeers and/or criminals start to use this to trick people into clicking on links. Also how do other systems like a CRM are going to handle this correctly.

Emoji in URLs are probably a bad idea…

On the dns-operations mailing list there were already discussions about parties who bought domains like ♀.com (xn--e5h.com), but the following is also an interesting development.

When will we find pages with “special” Web Open Fonts and that become active when you press Ctrl-Shift?