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    Re: Verisign Announces Internationalized Domain Na
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday September 28 2001, @09:41PM (#2630)
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    This has never been the same as what XTNS was supppsedly doing. OTOH, they were using RealNames technology SFAIK. -g
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    Re: Verisign Announces Internationalized Domain Na
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Saturday September 29 2001, @08:01AM (#2635)
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    The difference is that Verisign is using the Realnames technology, and the proprietary MSIE features it depends on, as a temporary method of allowing some limited use of the new internationalized names until they are fully deployed and supported in their final form. XTNS, on the other hand, is intending to use this crutch as its permanent resolution method.

    Also, Verisign seems to have more clout with Microsoft to ensure that their temporary-crutch system actually works, even if it's only needed for a limited time...
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    Re: Verisign Announces Internationalized Domain Na
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday September 30 2001, @05:45AM (#2642)
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    If they were using the same technology in the same way why aren't they using the same database? Don't get me wrong, I think en-français.en-français is preferable to en-français.com, but if XTNS is the (only or best) vehicle to get us to that point then we might as well not go there. -g
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    Re: Verisign Announces Internationalized Domain Na
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday October 01 2001, @12:18AM (#2655)
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    So XTNS is resolving strings like bq--blabla.bq--blabla using the NSI database? The claims of the Anon flackperson(s) keep getting stranger. -g
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    Re: Verisign Announces Internationalized Domain Na
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday October 01 2001, @06:47PM (#2669)
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    No. You say email and ftp won't work, you also say they will. Does XTNS do email? They were promising a month ago that they were working on it. How does that jibe with what you say here? Saying there is almost no difference between the Verisign MLs and XTNS MLs is absurd. The Verisign ones should shortly be in the root, the XTBS ones will never be. You don't get that distinction? -g
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    Re: Verisign Announces Internationalized Domain Na
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday October 02 2001, @09:58PM (#2689)
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    What we have here is a failure to grasp the concept. Please go and peddle your waurez somewhere else. -g
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