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    Proprietary, vendor-specific namespace...
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Tuesday September 04 2001, @02:46PM (#2211)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I notice that whenever I or anybody else points out the obvious fact that XTNS, given that it only works on MSIE for Windows, is a vendor-specific "solution" that is not in any way part of the open-standards-based Internet, the silence from the XTNS cheerleader is deafening.

    Will there ever be a way for users of Netscape or Mozilla or Opera or Lynx or Konquerer or PWWebSpeak... or Macintosh or Linux or WebTV or Sega Dreamcast... or email or FTP or IRC or telnet or traceroute or ping... people running the applications of their choice under the platform of their choice to use the Internet protocols of their choice... to use those new XTNS pseudo-domain-names for this purpose? If not, then this is just a proprietary feature in one vendor's program, not an address space for the Internet.
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    Re: Proprietary, vendor-specific namespace...
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday September 05 2001, @10:26AM (#2223)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Actually, you can see for yourself right now that .biz and .info actually work... try www.nic.biz or www.nic.info. If your ISP uses the standard ICANN roots, these addresses work now. (If you're using an alternative root, your mileage may vary...)
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    Re: Proprietary, vendor-specific namespace...
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday September 05 2001, @10:58PM (#2236)
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    That is a quite perceptive comment. Thx. -g
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