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    Re: More on XTNS
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday September 26 2001, @01:46PM (#2549)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Just goes to show what happens when you make your "psuedo-domains" depend on a proprietary feature of a particular vendor's browser, instead of an open, standards-based part of the Internet infrastructure...
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    by XTNSPR on Wednesday September 26 2001, @02:16PM (#2551)
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    Michael, disappointed you would post an anonymous post that is so far off the truth.

    First, the article makes clear that our new ML names are not affected in the slightest. Indeed, the same recent code changes in fact made our new ML names perform even better than our original spec anticipated.

    Second, the current situation does not render our original plan useless. We have identified a number of fixes to the error in the MS code that affected the English names only, and those fixes are currently being evaluated and tested.

    Third, no one has been charged for any of the English/Latin names, which have up to now only been on reserve and hence there is no question of any refunds (all of which facts are clear on our web site).

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    Re: More on XTNS
    by XTNSPR on Wednesday September 26 2001, @02:35PM (#2552)
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    Indeed, our business plans remain entirely unchanged.
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    Re: More on XTNS
    by Anonymous on Wednesday September 26 2001, @09:42PM (#2563)
    "Indeed, our business plans remain entirely unchanged."

    Really? Did you read the article? It states:

    ""We believe the functionality we're offering customers gives them a better search experience by removing DNS errors and providing them (with) potential results they want," said Sarah Lefko, lead product manager at MSN."

    "RealNames' Teare was resigned to the new IE feature. The company is sorry to lose a potential product, he said, but "overall we consider the outcome to be positive."

    Your business plans may not have changed. So what. The company that owns the web browser (which your original business plan - English/Latin names - depends on) has changed. How can you say that is far off the truth?

    The post was speaking about the "original" model. Who cares about ML names? How many have been registered at XTNS? A handful maybe?

    Many quality .com names are dropping by the thousands, .info names will be available on Oct 1st and .biz is right around the corner. Why not get a real domain name?
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