Last night I purchased the domains fácebook.com and góogle.com as an experiment.

It wasn't until then that I realized how easily one could fall prey to an IDN homograph attack (I didn't even know it had a name). You might not confuse an á with a, but I think even tech-savvy people could easily confuse the Greek letter Α with the Latin letter A, as my friend +Sayamindu Dasgupta pointed out to me.

As a native Spanish speaker, I really appreciate the existence of Internationalized Domain Names. However, this homograph attack issue and episodes like the confusion of a ReadWriteWeb.com page for the Facebook login page last year, show how important Internet literacy is.

I'm happy to give the domains to Facebook and Google if they ask for them. I have no use for them. For now, I have set the domains to forward to my profile pages on both sites.
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