New Top Level Domain Names still facing compatibility issues
Important software still not recognizing new domain names.
Registrants of second level domain names under new TLDs such as .photography and .tattoo are learning firsthand about the issue of Universal Acceptance.
The term refers to systems not recognizing new top level domain names for what they are, and thus not being compatible with domain names ending in new monikers such as .holdings.
And while the issue is toughest on non-Latin top level domains, it still affects all new domains.
Twitter recently started recognizing some new domain names and automatically converting such web addresses to links.
Yet hurdles remain. Apple’s Safari browser still doesn’t recognize sites like nic.sexy as web addresses when typed in the address bar, at least on many devices. It appears they are only recognized if you type in http:// first.
If you click a link to a new domain it will work (since links have http://) but otherwise it takes you to a search results page.
The same goes for my Android device. The browser doesn’t recognize these domains unless I type http:// before the domain name.
These issues will slowly be resolved, but it places users of these new domains at a disadvantage for now.