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Username: zorch
Date/Time: Thu, March 1, 2001 at 8:24 PM GMT
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Subject: .ORG (RFC 920)


        Going the RFC-1591 cites one better, I'll note that RFC-920, "Domain Requirements", states (in October 1984)
       ORG  =  Organization, any other domains meeting the second
                 level requirements.

So, arguing strictly from original intent, ORG is not designed with a restriction to NPOs in mind, and ICANN needs to keep that in mind in letting any contracts to manage the ORG registry separately from the others.  Indeed, making such a change can be easily shown to cause significant financial and other damages to the current ORG domain holders, some of which have invested many years of efforts into their domains.  I, for one, do not find the idea of a "transition" to an alternate domain name to be acceptable after being for 11-1/2 years, and I'm sure I'm not the only one in that boat.

My suggestion to ICANN is that they leave ORG alone, that is, continue to treat it like COM and NET, and if they really want to help NPOs out, set up a new gTLD for their activities.


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