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    Re: XTNS, RealNames, and internationalized domains
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday September 04 2001, @06:08PM (#2215)
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    OK, let's tally up the score so far, I'll call myself (and the others who have been correct to date, I don't want all the credit) Boris for convenience. You can play the part of XTNS, a role you are well suited for as neither of you have functional names:

    XTNS claims to be available to 88% of net users.

    True [ ] False [X]
    Demonstrably so. Point for Boris .

    XTNS claims to be selling domain names.

    True [ ] False [X]
    Admittedly false. Point for Boris .

    XTNS denies that XTNS people are posting here.

    True [ ] False [X]
    XTNS later concedes the point for Boris .

    XTNS denies that clients are upset.

    True [ ] False [X]
    Some of them are posting here. Point for Boris .

    XTNS claims to have owned xtns.com for 5 months.

    True [ ] False [X]
    Not according to WHOIS. Point for Boris .

    XTNS says it is IDENTICAL to the VeriSign ML testbed.

    True [ ] False [X]
    XTNS later concedes the point for Boris .

    XTNS says names are working on August 15.

    True [ ] False [X]
    I'll settle for a half-point for Boris on that one.

    XTNS says repeatedly since then (and as recently as today) that names are working.

    True [ ] False [X]
    Boris gets 1.5 points for XTNS continuing to make the same error.

    XTNS claims to be above par for the industry.

    True [ ] False [ ]
    Given the state of the industry, let's call that one a draw.

    XTNS (or someone claiming not to be XTNS, meaning it probably is) claims to be extremely dumb and extremely rich.

    True [X] False [ ]
    Hard to prove with an Anon poster but as only such people would buy XTNS names Boris concedes the point for XTNS.

    So the score so far is:

    Boris 9
    XTNS 1

    That is pending further proof on such other statements as that I work for a competitor, that XTNS wrote the VeriSign ML testbed, that XTNS is owned by VeriSign, etc. which would further increase our winning margin, though given VeriSign's similar customer service XTNS might yet steal a point. OTOH, we can continually pad our lead for each 72 hour period that XTNS continues not to work, so it looks like we may as well declare victory and call the game. -g

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    Re: XTNS, RealNames, and internationalized domains by fnord
    Re: XTNS, RealNames, and internationalized domains
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday September 04 2001, @07:19PM (#2217)
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    Oh, and David gets an assist for being a little hazy on the technology, it did turn out to be vaporous. ;) -g
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    Re: XTNS, RealNames, and internationalized domains
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday September 05 2001, @09:42AM (#2225)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    XTNS claims to be selling domain names.
    True [ ] False [X]
    Yes false -- XTNS NEVER CLAIMED TO SELL "DOMAIN NAMES" Check their site. You are just plain wrong here and have been all along.

    I have checked their site. Perhaps you haven't? The big headline there is:

    Revolutionary New Internet Domain Names...

    Of course, the remainder of the site indicates that the XTNS people lack a clue about just what a "domain name" actually is, evidenced by the animated promo on the front page that says:

    Why have your Internet domain name look like this???


    when it can look like this...

    Of course, neither the "before" nor the "after" items in the above example are "domain names". The first one is a full URL, which includes a protocol, a hostname (which includes a domain name), and a path. The second one is an XTNS keyword string.

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    Re: XTNS, RealNames, and internationalized domains
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday September 05 2001, @10:07PM (#2237)
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    Another point for the good guys for such a lame post. Do you want to play again? -g
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    Re: XTNS, RealNames, and internationalized domains
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday September 06 2001, @09:43PM (#2258)
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    Errr, mister killer.web, time to go to sleep now. The internet revolution is over. Be thankful you still have your head (and I could make so many jokes of that I won't even start). -g
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