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    Show me one working name ? ? ?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 31 2001, @05:17PM (#2093)
    1. This company has yet to produce evidence that they have a working product. Currently, there is not a single name working that I can see, yet they are apparently accepting people's money to register names. Why is this? Shouldn't the product work before you start collecting money? How can the claim be made; "XTNS domains can be viewed by over 360,000,000 internet users worldwide"

    2. They have suspended the registration of newly announced names already (www.*) Why is this?

    3. How will a hyperlink be created on a web page to reach a so called XTNS "domain". I don't believe http://store.xtns is going to resolve if these are not the same as your typical ICANN or new.net domain name. Someone please prove me wrong.

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    Re: Show me one working name ? ? ?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 31 2001, @07:24PM (#2094)
    Read the postings on their website: they explain clearly their answer to the first two of your questions and their customer service team is in process of getting their response to the third. All in all they have been extremely responsive so far. Also, remember they launched these domain namespaces specifically saying they are not 'domain names' and that their primary purpose is for easier, more intuitive navigation. Reading "camry.toyota" in a 30 second tv advert is what these people are here to revolutionize (in contrast to http://www.toyota.com/showroom/camry/index.html ... not necessarily linking from one page to another. Worth a thought. It has merit, especially as they can do it in over 150 languages which NO one else can even come close to.
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    Re: Show me one working name ? ? ?
    by Anonymous on Monday September 03 2001, @07:34AM (#2142)
    Just check out the Verisign multilingual test bed, that is also using the XTNS/RealNames technology and is all the proof you need that this is all real and it works.
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