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Username: BrendanJohnson
Date/Time: Fri, March 2, 2001 at 7:06 AM GMT
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Subject: Remove companies not people from .org


                I agree with the idea of removing for-profit corporations from the .org TLD.

However, there are a large number of un-incorporated entities which own .org domains which have no other TLDs which they can use due to the aforementioned for-profit corporations snapping those domains up during the Great Internet Domain Grab.  This is particularly true of individuals who have common names (ie Paul Johnson, Steve Smith, etc) which have been taken up in every possible combination in the .com, .net, etc TLDs.

By all means, feel free to remove Corporate America from .org, where they never should have been in the first place.  Just dont punish individuals (or groups), who are often acting as un-incorporated not-for-profit organizations, by slapping together burdensome requirements which will require them to either give up an already established and published domain or go through a morass of government paperwork and requirements.

It would be far better to state who CANNOT have a .org than who can.

Those of us who hold this view can only hope that these forums are not merely a way of allowing people to vent without any serious intent of listening.     


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