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    Re: XTNS, RealNames, and internationalized domains
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Tuesday September 04 2001, @02:37PM (#2209)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Well, one of the earlier messages, apparently from you (though who can tell, given that you're always posting in cowardly anonymous mode) accused the critics of working for an XTNS competitor, so isn't turnabout fair play?

    Seriously, if you don't work for them, why are you such an intense cheerleader for them?

    I think this is message #100 in this thread... though the subject hardly seems to be deserving of that much more discussion than the other worthy topics on this site.
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    Re: XTNS, RealNames, and internationalized domains
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday September 04 2001, @07:08PM (#2215)
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    OK, let's tally up the score so far, I'll call myself (and the others who have been correct to date, I don't want all the credit) Boris for convenience. You can play the part of XTNS, a role you are well suited for as neither of you have functional names:

    XTNS claims to be available to 88% of net users.

    True [ ] False [X]
    Demonstrably so. Point for Boris .

    XTNS claims to be selling domain names.

    True [ ] False [X]
    Admittedly false. Point for Boris .

    XTNS denies that XTNS people are posting here.

    True [ ] False [X]
    XTNS later concedes the point for Boris .

    XTNS denies that clients are upset.

    True [ ] False [X]
    Some of them are posting here. Point for Boris .

    XTNS claims to have owned xtns.com for 5 months.

    True [ ] False [X]
    Not according to WHOIS. Point for Boris .

    XTNS says it is IDENTICAL to the VeriSign ML testbed.

    True [ ] False [X]
    XTNS later concedes the point for Boris .

    XTNS says names are working on August 15.

    True [ ] False [X]
    I'll settle for a half-point for Boris on that one.

    XTNS says repeatedly since then (and as recently as today) that names are working.

    True [ ] False [X]
    Boris gets 1.5 points for XTNS continuing to make the same error.

    XTNS claims to be above par for the industry.

    True [ ] False [ ]
    Given the state of the industry, let's call that one a draw.

    XTNS (or someone claiming not to be XTNS, meaning it probably is) claims to be extremely dumb and extremely rich.

    True [X] False [ ]
    Hard to prove with an Anon poster but as only such people would buy XTNS names Boris concedes the point for XTNS.

    So the score so far is:

    Boris 9
    XTNS 1

    That is pending further proof on such other statements as that I work for a competitor, that XTNS wrote the VeriSign ML testbed, that XTNS is owned by VeriSign, etc. which would further increase our winning margin, though given VeriSign's similar customer service XTNS might yet steal a point. OTOH, we can continually pad our lead for each 72 hour period that XTNS continues not to work, so it looks like we may as well declare victory and call the game. -g

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