Well, I knew what my task of day is going to be. Below is the report of my 3 hour investigation into Emoji Domains.
To create standardization in Internet hostnames every domain name is encoded into punycode, a LDH (letters, digits, and hyphens) subset of ASCII, by browsers before URL encoding it. pseudo code for the flow can written as:
final_url = url.encode( punycode.encode(domain.name) + '/rest of the path' )
Now, by only using LDH, other ASCII char are converted into
xn-- form, some examples are:
With the restriction of LDH many hosting services also add the rule that
- must be surrounded by characters to decrease changes of scamming or exploits therefore making
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Loop-Hole: According to wikipedia,
As of April 2021, there are eleven top-level domains for which registration is possible: .uz, .cf, .ga, .gq, .ml, .tk, .st, .fm, .to, .kz and .ws
.tk, and I remembered long ago they were giving redirector domain names for free that too without signup. I checked back, sadly that was not the case anymore, Although the fees was not that much, But I am not willing to pay for a detour in my evening.
Okay if we can't have domain name, lets get a subdomain,
I already have a InfinityFree account, So lets try there, but it looked at
-- and said
no latin letters, So, I looked around and found some websites but I had to input my card info, so i backed out.
Finally, ProFreeHost was my saviour, I quickly setup an account, found how to redirect the url, only thing left was to think of a domain name, After ton of soul searching, there it was on my youtube feed,
Lightyear | Teaser Trailer. So I went to infinity and beyond and created my website:
If you make/made your own Emoji Website, comment below and share with us as well.