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    Re: You can see XTNS/RealNames System working
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 04 2001, @05:40AM (#2188)
    You can also go to this link for those who have a clue:

    http://www.i-d-n.net/draft/draft-arrouye-idn-ie5-resolution-00.txt

    As to whether it makes you feel happy to be able to check that the XTNS system is working right now, that's up to you. It at least put's pay to those who doubted it works per XTNS's press release. As to when your specific words (you bought some?) will work, again check their site. They have been clear since day-one that they will be activated soon but not immediaetly. There has been no misrepresentation there at all, only what a few malicious (or clueless) souls have tried to say there is.
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    Re: You can see XTNS/RealNames System working by Anonymous
    XTNS, RealNames, and internationalized domains
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Tuesday September 04 2001, @06:11AM (#2190)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    As long as internationalized domains only work as described in that memo, I would say that they are not true domain names either. Apparently, at the moment, such internationalized domain names aren't actually in the second-level-domain zone files for .com/.org/.net, but are in third level zones, and work only when some software somewhere translates the non-ASCII-character domains typed by a user into the true addresses. When this software takes the form of the IE/RealNames resolver as described in that memo, it has all the flaws and limitations common to other uses of RealNames technology such as XTNS -- the addresses work only in IE, not other browsers, and not in any other Internet software (email, FTP, etc.).

    For the internationalized domains to become genuine domains, there will have to be a robust standard that allows authors of Internet software in general to automatically translate such domains into resolvable addresses in the DNS, which doesn't involve going through the proprietary servers of one particular vendor.
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