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    Re: ICANN To Consider Other Naming Systems
    by Anonymous on Sunday January 27 2002, @01:58PM (#4746)
    I think this a more of a discussion about new.net's fourth level names. Realnames has also given Icann a headache by trying to launch an laternative naming system (xtns.net). ICANN is seeing realnames and xtns.net as challengers that must be crushed.
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    Re: ICANN To Consider Other Naming Systems
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday January 27 2002, @03:18PM (#4747)
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    I can't see ICANN trying to regulate fourth level domains, but then I can't see them reasonably trying to regulate RealNames, which doesn't mean they won't. new.net does appear to want to work within ICANN's tent though, so if they get invited in, even to stand forlornly in the foyer, presumably it will be to be regulated.

    And SFAIK RealNames did not launch xtns.net. xtns.net made use of the RealNames system, but when Micro$oft changed IE to point to MSN search when given an invalid *.* in the URL line, that pretty much broke xtns.net and RealNames wasn't too sympathetic, as reported here and by CNET at the time. BTW, installing offerings from Yahoo such as their chat client reset (without asking) IE to query Yahoo rather than MSN, and some pornography sites took it a step further with a bit of malicious code that reset IE to spawn multiple pr0n windows whenever an invalid address was entered.

    It seems to me the practice of pr0n sites (and others who don't play nice) buying up expiring ICANN 2LDs is one issue they should look at as that is more within their purview. It is also a growing problem that needs to be dealt with ASAP, I say much more than higher level naming systems, both in terms of relevance and urgency. ICANN should clean up its own house first. -g

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    Re: ICANN To Consider Other Naming Systems
    by Anonymous on Wednesday January 30 2002, @09:35PM (#4771)
    xtns is dead!
    they never sold only one address!
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