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    Re: Show me one working name ? ? ?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday September 01 2001, @06:24AM (#2101)
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    XTNS sold themselves as being available to 80+ % of net users in a press release two weeks ago. Now from their message board (which wasn't working yesterday), I learn that the names aren't working yet, but will real soon now. I have also tried names without success using IE 5.5 and with RealNames working. XTNS is therefore available to approximately 0% of net users even if spelled correctly. I'd call that a joke, consumer protection branches of governments might have different words for it. -g
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    Re: Show me one working name ? ? ? by fnord
    Re: Show me one working name ? ? ?
    by Anonymous on Saturday September 01 2001, @07:26AM (#2102)
    Please be accurate -- all of which you say is not true. First, XTNS claimed from day one that their namespaces (i.e. those which can be created and activated using the RealNames/MS technology built in to IE 5.0 and above) are viewable to over 87% of all Internet users. They did not say at any time that any of these specific namespaces are active yet, and on the launch this week of the first of these names they made clear that they would be activated soon (but not immediately) stating that activation via the MS and RealName and XTNS servers worldwide takes time. They have been entirely upfront.

    And why do you keep talking about their message board going down? They made it really clear to anyone who visited regularly that it was being moved to a faster server, and in under two hours they had moved it and re-opened it.

    Again, XTNS names are capable of being accessed by over 87% of the world Internet user market: if you would be even marginally patient and wait for the first to be activated, you would see that.
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