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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
    Dueling plugins
    by Undecided on Wednesday June 12 2002, @01:31PM (#7133)
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    I was just going to say that, myself. There already have been complaints about the new.net plugin disabling (or being disabled by) similar plugins (like the RealNames plugin). The Versigin client almost certainly will cause problems for New.Net, and vice versa.

    All of the "alternate naming" plugins work the same way: They hijack Internet Explorer's "Search from address bar" (which normally sends unresolvable type-ins to MSN) so that it sends type-ins to the plugin's company. When a user installs more than one alternate-naming plugin, it's usually the most-recently installed plugin that's going to end up controlling the address bar.

    I hate to say it, but I think new.net is currently winning the "Most Plugin Installed" contest. I say this because a lot of non-NewNet webmasters have started seeing a small traffic stream from New.Net's search engine, Quick. (It includes non-NewNet domains in its results.)

    I think Verisign might have enough influence to give New.Net a run for the money, though. It all depend which is a more popular idea: new TLDs or multilingual TLDs. I expect there will be a lot of complaints about dueling plugins in the near future.

    I wonder what they're saying about this in the new.net forums?
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