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Username: twivel
Date/Time: Thu, March 1, 2001 at 5:32 PM GMT
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Subject: Taking away ".org" domains is a bad idea.


People who have spent years to build and design a site around their
.org specification - who also stick with the previous guidelines for
a .org domain, should *not* have their domain names taken from them.
If, on the other hand, they are abusing the previous definition of
the .org (the agreement they read when they signed up for the .org
originally), then it is probably ok to take their domain name.
The .org domain is not only for not-for-profit corporations, it has
always been acceptable for clubs, non-corporate organizations, hobby
pages and personal pages.  To change this now would be a disaster to
the internet itself, whether you provide them with a transition
period or not!
These strong-arm tactics are a desperate attempt to force people to
switch to the new domain names.  It's hard to change a standard, but
if they start ripping domain names away - someone should create new
root servers in another country and provide legitimate registration
methods and policies.  The domain name registration should be much
more open than it is now, more on the lines of usenet newsgroups.


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