World Reach, Inc. (DBA: The Charity Giving Station) is proud to support
concepts from the DotOrg Foundation's proposal to operate the .org registry in ways
that we believe will benefit the non-commercial community. We also support
the idea of involving the nonprofit sector in future decision making about the .org
We believe that validation is important in the operation of donor organizations
and that the concepts and ideas proposed by the DotOrg Foundation will allow us to
ensure that donors receive the most up to date and valid charity information.
Post September 11th, we believe there are even more reasons to further validate charities,
and we applaud the DotOrg foundation for their vision and commitment to integrity
and trust that is needed in non-commercial organizations.
The creation of
the DotOrg Directory that will contain information about .org non-commercial registrants
and providing a mechanism for that information to be safely distributed to other
organizations that are supporting noncommercial activities is another important initiative
that we support. We believe that the DotOrg Directory, may help to get more
money to charities, and help eliminate wasteful expenses of organizations that spend
so much money on their databases.
We believe that both validation and the DotOrg
Directory are important components in ePhilanthropy that will enhance the level of
confidence of Internet users when searching for a ".org", nonprofit, or non-commercial
website as well as help to distribute critical information about these groups to
The concepts put forth by the DotOrg Foundation are important
considerations to ensuring that the .org registry is operated in a way that is responsive
to the needs, concerns and views of the global nonprofit and philanthropic Internet
community. We further promote more up to date validations of charities to ensure
individuals are giving to trustworthy organizations, and likewise, that these deserving
organizations are gaining the donors' trust and confidence. We believe that
the DotOrg Foundation's proposal is in the best interest of donors and the organizations
who receive donations through ePhilanthropy, and to the general ".Org" community.
Scott C. Baker
President and Executive Director
DBA: The Charity Giving Station
Helping Companies Helping the World