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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.

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    Re: VeriSign embarks on a Multilingual Strategy
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 12 2002, @08:25AM (#7127)
    I wonder what will happen if the new.net client conflicts with the VeriSign client......I see a BIG mess for the end-users.
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    Re: VeriSign embarks on a Multilingual Strategy -
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 12 2002, @03:34PM (#7135)
    Verisign also recently aquired some of the stronger IDN approaches in their absorbing eNIC (.CC) and DotTV, who have had solutions that require no plug-ins since their launches in July and August of 2000 (repectively).

    Verisign is positioned well to solve IDN domain names, and with such a large resource as .com or .net (.org for now also), it is good that their approach is a responsible one.

    To see a solution that can perform with outlook (hey, at least it is a start) for email, this is a huge step in a direction that will make IDN more of a "need to use" than a "nice to use" solution.

    With Realnames FAILURE, a browser-centric IDN approach has lost the static foundation it once had.

    Verisign CAN do this, and do it well.
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