While my site is on your list of supporters (and I probably did sign some online
petition on that at some point), I'm not wholeheartedly in agreement with all your
points, in principle at least, though in practice I do take your side.
I support the idea that the meanings of different TLDs should be kept straight, and
that more control should have been maintained from the start to ensure .com/.org/.net
were distinguished as domain endings for different sorts of entities, instead of
a big muddled mess as they are now. But I don't see any fair and practical
way to get to that point now.
I also don't agree that having some control of what
sorts of entity are in what sorts of domain necessarily involves having "web police"
look at your website and turn you in if its content is "the wrong type". In
fact, the domain categories refer to the *type of entity* that owns a domain, not
the content of their website. In fact, websites weren't even invented yet when
domain names were introduced in the 1980s. The idea was simply that you had
to be a commercial, for-profit, entity to get a .com address, a network infrastructure
provider to get a .net, and a "miscellaneous organization" (something not fitting
in the other categories, but not necessarily a government-accredited nonprofit) to
get a .org. This is being attempted again with new TLDs, where, for instance,
you have to be a legitimate museum to get a .museum domain, and an airline, airport,
or related thing for .aero. They're not policing all the web content; they
won't say "You can't sell t-shirts on a page of your site, because that's not proper
for a museum or aerospace site!"
If the rules are made stricter for any domain,
they shouldn't retroactively yank domains from current holders; they didn't do that
with .edu and .gov when they tightened the rules a few years ago, so that a number
of sites are grandfathered in. The same should be done with .org if and when
any stricter rules get enacted for it.
I've never actually heard of any attempt
to impose new restrictions on .net, just .org.
Anyway, given that the vast majority
of the domain misuse these days is happening in .com, where all sorts of noncommercial
entities are getting addresses there narrowmindedly, I see no point to attempting
to impose any rules on .org or .net.