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    Re: RealNames marches on
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday October 10 2001, @05:35PM (#2790)
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    I'd just provided this link to CNET coverage of this story under the previous submission, so am including it here where it belongs. The coverage seems to imply that this will allow for KeyWords to be used in more than the Internet Explorer browser. Seems to me that if VeriSign can make multilingual domains resolve, they could make KeyWords resolve in similar fashion. Each keyword could be assigned a kw--v65det5x43e.com string for example (it's not like VeriSign is short of such strings). Sort of an end run around ICANN perhaps. -g
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    Re: RealNames marches on
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 10 2001, @05:43PM (#2792)
    Hold the phone! If Verisign does that, they're no better than new.net as far as "stability of the net" goes.

    ICANN should just give up now and open it up to competition already.
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    Re: RealNames marches on
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 10 2001, @11:11PM (#2797)

    Threat to the stability of the Internet ?

    Does anyone really think that anyone wasting
    time these days on ICANN has any clue about
    how the Internet works or what would impact
    stability ?
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    Re: RealNames marches on
    by Grumpy on Thursday October 11 2001, @03:49AM (#2801)
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    What's more puzzling is that MS is not supporting RealNames keywords the way RealNames says they're supposed to work.

    I just typed "ICANN" into my MSIE v.5.0 address bar and hit return. The results displayed in my browser are from the new MS "auto-search from the address bar" and merely shows the registered keyword as the first of many potentially relevant links.

    Better yet, try "ebay" -- featured on the RealNames site as a RealNames subscriber. Again, my IE results are not quite what the lowest common denominator Internet user expects.

    As always, with varying browser and firewall/proxy implementations, your mileage may vary... but this thoroughly unscientific sample suggests that not everyone is on the same page when it comes to RealNames implementations.

    - Grumpy
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    RealNames..help help
    by Anonymous on Thursday October 11 2001, @04:24AM (#2803)
    the internet is becoming unstable, heellllppppp Mr. Icann wizard!!!!!
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    Re: RealNames marches on
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday October 12 2001, @10:49AM (#2840)
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    A Gartner analyst doesn't think the deal will do much for RealNames. -g
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