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    Re: Show me one working name ? ? ?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 31 2001, @06:24PM (#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
    Re: Show me one working name ? ? ?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 31 2001, @08:46PM (#2095)
    May I suggest that you have your eyes checked.

    The following press release indicates the source is "XTNS"

    "XTNS(SM) Launches New Internet Domain Names, Including The www. Namespace"

    The press release continues "The first four domains are all what XTNS term "Open Domains(SM)"

    Your homepage at http://www.xtns.net/ in large grey letters proclaims "Revolutionary New Internet Domain Names"

    "Buy your new domain name now"

    So what is it, a namespace, a domain name or is it a domainspace? It is misleading, if not confusing to say the very least.

    By the way, when I buy my next Ford, I will simply type ford.com in my browser address bar and magically be transported to their website. Or perhaps I will use a search engine like the other 85% of net users and click on a link to transport me to my desired site.

    Now where is that working name?
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    Re: Show me one working name ? ? ?
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Saturday September 01 2001, @01:02AM (#2097)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Of course, in the present DNS they're perfectly capable of creating subdomains like camry.toyota.com for that purpose.

    By the way, "index.html" is a default index file, and you don't have to actually type it... you could slice it off your example URL above and shorten it up a bit.
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