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    ugh.
    by tbyfield (reversethis-{moc.xinap} {ta} {dleifybt}) on Sunday February 09 2003, @08:40AM (#11127)
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    In June 2002, recognizing that application providers needed time to deploy IDN applications and Internet users demanded a solution, VGRS launched the i-Nav plug-in for the Internet Explorer browser. The i-Nav plug-in today implements the earlier RACE encoding of IDNA for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser and Outlook email client applications. The Punycode version of the i-Nav plug-in will be delivered when the IDN RFCs have been published. While the Internet community positively received the i-Nav solution, VGRS received consistent feedback that the i-Nav plug-in solution did not go far enough to provide a ubiquitous solution to every Internet user around the world. Internet users, registrars, and registrants told us that IDNs should not only be supported through an IDNA-based plug-in solution, but also that the IDN's should be resolvable from any Internet browser address bar where the end user could also have the opportunity to download the plug-in. VGRS takes the obligation very seriously to provide a working IDN service to our registrars, their IDN registrants, and the 665 million Internet users around the world.


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    I believe it!
    by isquat on Sunday February 09 2003, @02:22PM (#11128)
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    I don't find it unbelievable. This is a big market. They already have made a couple of millions in it.
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    Re:ugh.
    by Anonymous on Sunday February 09 2003, @09:22PM (#11130)
    I could say the same thing for New.net names and other new TLDs. Verisign has monopoly access to their .COM zone servers. Sure sounds like an antitrust violation.
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    • Re:ugh. by CapnB Sunday February 09 2003, @10:35PM


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