In 1994, RFC1591 described the
domains which fall under .org:
ORG - This domain is intended as the miscellaneous
organizations that didn't fit anywhere else.
government organizations may fit here.
does not say anything about restricting it to non-profits,
restrictions like those
which were *supposed* to apply to .net, and
mostly apply to .gov and .edu.
is inappropriate to take .org domains away now, changing the rules,
owners who have abided by the rules as laid out in the RFC.
When I got mine, I
got decided to get .org because .com and .net did
not seem appropriate based on
the RFC definition. Why should new
political/economic motivations penalize
people who acted correctly
If the desire is to create a TLD for non-profits,
create a new one.
If you wish to change the existing rules for .org, you are of
free to do so, but you should "grandfather" current .org domains for
who abided by the rules when they paid for their domains, thus
compatibility". Failure to do so damages
credibility and breaks things as
surely as making incompatible changes
to Internet protocols specified in other