There is a good deal of righteous indignation and outright
directed toward this proposed change in the .org TLD, much of it
espoused by others, so I won't repeat what has been said
so eloquently by others.
But I do have one question: Is there something broken with the
.org TLD under
the current system?
I'm wondering because it seems to me it works just fine. If
was worried about squeezing out NPOs from a place on the
web, there might
be a case for this proposal, tenuous though it
may be. However, you offer no
such case to justify such a radical
departure from the current -- working --
All I can glean from the proposal is that there is a desire, on
part, to change it. Just because. It's a proposal based on the
that's the way We decided it should be" principle.
I'm not certain how you expect
those of us with .org domains to
swallow that. Perhaps you can enlighten me.
I'm sure I'm
missing some vital detail simply overlooked in your otherwise
and cheery proposal.
Many of us who have .org domains are not NPOs, that
true. Many of us wish we could be. At least that way, our
costs would be paid for.
Many of us .org owners simply toss money down the toilet
keep and maintain these domains for no other purpose than we,
want to participate in the biggest revolution in human
communication since learning
to manipulate our vocal cords in
Offer us an explanation
why this change is suddenly imperative,
or just leave the damn thing alone. It's
not broke, and does not,
does NOT, need fixing.