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    Re: New Kid on the Block: XTNS
    by Anonymous on Thursday August 16 2001, @07:24PM (#1877)
    Strange you haven't met with XTNS Steve, most others in the industry have. And what a story you spin about missing offices and a lack of investors and employees! You are still in incubation stage yourselves in a corner of the idealab offices aren't you? (Still don't justify your own offices yet?) And from what my press contacts tell me, ironically YOU still refuse to answer questions as to whether you have any investors and if so what their names might be (did even idealab Capital Partners invest for instance? Certainly no clues on your website are there ... ).

    As to your mis-representation about XTNS' RealNames deal, how could you be further from the truth. From what we have been told, they have the exclusive and all RealNames was doing a few weeks back was pre-announcing the XTNS deal. Not announcing something anyone else would be able to participate in. Check for yourself if you doubt that. Nothing on their site? They are selling Corporate Domain Namespaces (as they call them) right now and all that you'd expect to be there is there for that purpose. So what's your point? That there are no second level domains for sale yet? Can't you read? They aren't starting that service yet.

    They are not in hiding Steve; perhaps you just wish they were. Oh, and by the way, they have been in business for at least about 4 months. That's when we first met with them about our deal with them.
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    Re: New Kid on the Block: XTNS
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday August 16 2001, @09:15PM (#1882)
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    Anon writes:
    Looks like your imagination is on steroids.
    I said I'd been predicting a new.net on steroids to come along and said it looked like XTNS might be it. It now seems apparent it isn't XTNS, though I'm not ready to count them out entirely. I'd thought previously, and still do, that the new.net on steroids may even be new.net, if they can introduce multilingual names, and if there are more than a few actual unique sites worth visiting.

    There is a bit of discussion in several spots on the message board about a new company, XTNS, that seems to be marketing a naming system that is strikingly similar to New.net.
    I didn't, and wouldn't, call it strikingly similar to new.net. It uses different technology as I said, and it (if it follows RealNames) isn't using generic, undifferentiated names.

    If you replace XTNS with Micro$oft then not only new.net but also ICANN are in for some trouble. And I don't doubt for a minute that M$ hasn't thought of that. -g

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