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    Re: XTNS offers new gTLDs (sort of)
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday August 31 2001, @03:41AM (#2079)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Like I've said all along, these XTNS things are not domain names. They're merely a proprietary extension to a proprietary keyword system, designed to kinda, sorta, resemble domains because they have dots in them and are sometimes assigned in some sort of hierarchy -- except that the hierarchy is artificial, not built into the system as it is with the DNS, as exemplified by the fact that the XTNS people get to change their mind at will as to whether the hierarchical levels go right-to-left (as in real domain names) or left-to-right (as they're doing now with the "prefix-based" names).

    And, don't forget, this system of theirs works only for users of MSIE for Windows... so I guess anybody using Netscape, Opera, Lynx, Konquerer, etc.... or Macintosh, Linux, WebTV, etc... is not part of these guys' "Internet". (See my Brand X Browsers Page.)
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    Re: XTNS offers new gTLDs (sort of)
    by Anonymous on Friday August 31 2001, @07:44AM (#2081)
    That being said. I can assure you that e-mail will not work with these names. It's essentially the Realnames system with a new naming convention.
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    Re: XTNS offers new gTLDs (sort of)
    by Anonymous on Friday August 31 2001, @09:36AM (#2082)
    You've got to be kidding this company is a complete and utter joke, I bought some WWW. names from them and they yanked them off their board. They had several pissed off clients so instead of responding they took down their message board. I cant believe you even have an article about this so called business venture. I have some New.Net names as well and there customer service rocks. I bet Real Names yanked those names from XTNS for fear of reprisal from Microsoft Exployer. Quote "XTNS is like New.Net on Steroids". Maybe 20 years later, once the roids have caused you to lose your hair, your nads and have riddled your body with cancer.............MB
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