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    Re: XTNS Launches Multilingual Internet Domains Wi
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday September 25 2001, @07:39PM (#2513)
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    Anon writes:
    They have exclusive rights to the multilingual names other than the Verisign Internationalized Domain Names from what I hear...
    Where did you hear that and who did you hear it from? No-one, not even VeriSign, and certainly not XTNS, has exclusive rights to multilingual names.

    A few more questions. Is the XTNS ML system identical to the VeriSign ML system, or is it different? If the latter, in which way(s) is it different? Are the XTNS non-multilingual names first announced on August 15th and supposedly able to go functional 72 hours after registration functioning yet, or was it a typo that should have read 72 days? The last excuse given here some weeks ago was that Microsoft had made a change to its Internet Explorer browser that called up the MSN search page and that was interfering with XTNS. While MicroSoft did make such a change (which wasn't at the browser level) there was never any explanation, technical or otherwise, as to why that would interfere with XTNS. As XTNS uses the RealNames system, and as RealNames works with the modified IE, when will your non-ML names work? And speaking of RealNames, it seems they've given the exclusive right to Japanese to someone else. There is also no mention on the RealNames site of their relationship with XTNS, don't you find this curious?

    Finally, who are you? I'm willing to call XTNS a scam and put my name on it and risk being sued. You're just an anonymous shill selling the most recent version of XTNS vaporware. -g

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    Re: XTNS Launches Multilingual Internet Domains Wi by fnord
    Re: XTNS Launches Multilingual Internet Domains Wi
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday September 26 2001, @04:54AM (#2524)
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    Anon AKA Mike writes:
    (what is your name by the way?). My name is Mike and I do not work for XTNS. I just dont take the time to sign in as a user.
    My name should be available by clicking on fnord I think (being signed in I get different data). Signing in is no big deal, you are given a cookie and don't normally have to sign in again. And thanks for introducing yourself, who you are has been narrowed down to a few million people named Mike.
    As to your comment about vaporware, I do trust you noted that these XTNS ML words do work right now and there are examples on their site you can cut and paste into the Address Bar and see them work?
    Nope, sorry. Not working via my Win98/IE 5.5/US charset. Even if they did, as Dan points out, they don't work in other systems or for other than HTTProtocol. XTNS does seem to work for its intended purpose though, which is to mirror the worst of ICANN. Now it comes up with a pre-registration period, it comes up with an ill-defined sunrise, and it is charging a non-refundable fee for a name you may not get (and which may not work if you get it). And like ICANN it promises one thing and does another, and has a small circle of supposedly independent hangers-on who praise it to the skies on forums such as this, often anonymously, on the theory that if you use larger pieces of bread you can make a sh*t sandwich more palatable. -g
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