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    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: XTNS Launches Multilingual Internet Domains Wi
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday September 25 2001, @07:39PM (#2513)
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    Anon writes:
    They have exclusive rights to the multilingual names other than the Verisign Internationalized Domain Names from what I hear...
    Where did you hear that and who did you hear it from? No-one, not even VeriSign, and certainly not XTNS, has exclusive rights to multilingual names.

    A few more questions. Is the XTNS ML system identical to the VeriSign ML system, or is it different? If the latter, in which way(s) is it different? Are the XTNS non-multilingual names first announced on August 15th and supposedly able to go functional 72 hours after registration functioning yet, or was it a typo that should have read 72 days? The last excuse given here some weeks ago was that Microsoft had made a change to its Internet Explorer browser that called up the MSN search page and that was interfering with XTNS. While MicroSoft did make such a change (which wasn't at the browser level) there was never any explanation, technical or otherwise, as to why that would interfere with XTNS. As XTNS uses the RealNames system, and as RealNames works with the modified IE, when will your non-ML names work? And speaking of RealNames, it seems they've given the exclusive right to Japanese to someone else. There is also no mention on the RealNames site of their relationship with XTNS, don't you find this curious?

    Finally, who are you? I'm willing to call XTNS a scam and put my name on it and risk being sued. You're just an anonymous shill selling the most recent version of XTNS vaporware. -g

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    Re: But then again, DO remember ...
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday September 26 2001, @03:42AM (#2521)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I don't know where you anonymous flack(s) keep getting the lie that XTNS does not call their names "domain names". Until recently, that exact phrase was in large type at the front of their website. Now they've redesigned it a little, but there's still an opening animation asking "Does your domain name look like this.... when it can look like this!" (where the first "this" is actually not a domain name at all, but a full URL with protocol and file path; the second "this" is an XTNS name).

    Elsewhere in the site, they refer to what they sell as "domains", which is, I guess, technically not quite the same as "domain names".
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    Virtually Universally?
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday September 26 2001, @03:43AM (#2522)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I guess I'm not part of your virtual universe, since I use the Mozilla browser, preferring not to be a party to handing over hegemony over the Web to Microsoft.
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    Re: Did someone say refunds?
    by simon on Wednesday September 26 2001, @11:20AM (#2547)
    User #2982 Info | http://www.nic.pro/
    They don't have to refund, because they didn't charged their customers.

    But XTNS' non-multilingual names will never work!
    Do you think Microsoft will give this free traffic to XTNS? LoLnic.PRO will be back online soon with FREE sub-domains. Dowload the FREE plug-in at
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