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    Re: VeriSign embarks on a Multilingual Strategy
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 12 2002, @06:34AM (#7116)
    It's completely different because New.net claimed that it was running tlds and an alt root, while VeriSign says that the multilingual extensions exist within the current framework. New.net was a joke and has failed. VeriSign will succeed.
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    Re: VeriSign embarks on a Multilingual Strategy
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Wednesday June 12 2002, @06:48AM (#7122)
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    You must be kidding. How does the fact that New.net claimed that it was running TLDs in an alt root make it any different? Your logic is seriously flawed.

    New.net required a plugin to see their content regardless of source. Verisign requires a plugin to see their content, regardless of source.

    In both cases, what's being sold is an addition or enhancement to the DNS that requires a plugin. In both cases, the data is stored in the DNS. In the case of New.net, in a 4th level domain. In the case of Verisign, in a newly-purchased 2nd level domain. But in both cases, you need special software to make use of it.

    They are absolutely identical.

    ++Peter
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