Real Names

RealNames was a company founded in 1997 by Keith Teare. Its goal was to create a multilingual keyword-based naming system for the Internet that would translate keywords typed into the address bar of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser to Uniform Resource Identifiers, based on the existing Domain Name System, that would access the page registered by the owner of the RealNames keyword.

In effect, to users of Internet Explorer, RealNames became a domain registry which was capable of registering names that worked without needing to belong to a top level domain such as ".com" or ".net". RealNames and its backers expected this to be a lucrative source of income, and it raised more than $130m of funding for its venture.

RealNames was dependent on maintaining its association with Microsoft that enabled the RealNames service on Microsoft's web browser. RealNames shut down operations in 2002 following a decision by Microsoft to redirect the 1 billion page views per calendar quarter that RealNames were resolving from the browser address bar into the MSN search engine.

Other articles related to "real names, names, real name":

History Of Roller Derby - Contemporary Roller Derby - Increasing Use of Real Names
... In 2009, some roller derby athletes began using their real names, rather than stage names, in competition ... from Windy City Rollers) now competing under their real names, and 13 members of the Denver Roller Dolls' travel team who began skating under their real names ... NC announced that all of its players will compete using their legal names ...
Marx Brothers - Origin of The Stage Names
... The stage names for four of the five brothers were coined by monologist Art Fisher during a poker game in Galesburg, Illinois, based both on the brothers' personalities and Gus Mager's Sherlocko the Monk, a popular ... As Fisher dealt each brother a card, he addressed them, for the very first time, by the names they would keep for the rest of their lives ... The reasons behind Chico's and Harpo's stage names are undisputed, and Gummo's is fairly well established ...
Blizzard Games - Privacy Controversy and Real ID
... to require that users identify themselves with their real name ... included personal details of a Blizzard employee who gave his real name "to show it wasn't a big deal" ... Shortly after revealing his real name, forum users posted personal information including his phone number, picture, age, and home address ...
Sheep Ahoy - Inconsistency in Naming
... Like Don't Give Up the Sheep, the names of the characters are inconsistent in this short compared to the rest of the shorts ... At the end of the short they reverse the names ... Even though the sheepdogs switch the names, we can still tell that the replacements' real names are George Sheepdog and Fred Wolf by knowing for sure that the real names of the day shift ...

Famous quotes containing the words names and/or real:

    And even my sense of identity was wrapped in a namelessness often hard to penetrate, as we have just seen I think. And so on for all the other things which made merry with my senses. Yes, even then, when already all was fading, waves and particles, there could be no things but nameless things, no names but thingless names. I say that now, but after all what do I know now about then, now when the icy words hail down upon me, the icy meanings, and the world dies too, foully named.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    A real man doesn’t have to run from his mother, and may even have to face the reality that no great deed is going to be great enough for him to ransom himself completely, and he may always be in his mother’s debt. If he understands that . . . he won’t have to feel guilty, and he won’t have to please her completely. He can go ahead and be nice to her and let her be part of his life.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)