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    Re: XTNS Launches Multilingual Internet Domains Wi
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 25 2001, @03:50PM (#2508)
    This is great news. Just what XTNS was born to do and I'm really pleased to see them out there with this. They have exclusive rights to the multilingual names other than the Verisign Internationalized Domain Names from what I hear, and it makes so much sense to at least be able to type an entire URL in the Address Bar in one of these languages without having to switch language input methods just to add ".com" at the end. Amazing guys! Way to go.
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    But don't forget...
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Tuesday September 25 2001, @04:35PM (#2509)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    As mentioned in earlier discussion of XTNS, these names are not really domain names at all; they're an add-on to a proprietary keyword system that works only in the MSIE browser -- not in Netscape, Opera, Lynx, Konquerer, WebTV, ..., nor can they be used in email, FTP, IRC, Ping, Traceroute, Telnet, ...
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    Re: But then again, DO remember ...
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 25 2001, @07:17PM (#2512)
    ... dtobias, that XTNS do not call their names "domain names" (unlike NSI who use the identical system to XTNS and yet call their names "Internationalized Domain Names" -- don't see you ragging on NSI. Why just XTNS?).

    Reputedly over a million NSI IDNs sold, and at last XTNS has launched the fully multilingual IDN -- even if they chose not to call them domain names. I say, go XTNS, this is amazing. Whatever you say about email, or ftp, THIS is the only fully multilingual system that can be virtually universally accessed worldwide that you are doing to see for the next one to two years.

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    Did someone say refunds?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday September 26 2001, @11:03AM (#2542)
    IE upgrade jams domain name deal

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    Re: No refunds called for
    by Anonymous on Wednesday September 26 2001, @03:10PM (#2558)
    1. The article makes clear that the new ML names are not affected at all. In fact they are fully supported by MSFT.

    2. XTNS never charged anyone for the non-ML names, and so there is no one to refund to.

    3. XTNS have already announced fixes for the MS error to the non-ML names, and they are currently testing the fixes.
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