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Username: hodgman
Date/Time: Tue, March 6, 2001 at 4:08 AM GMT (Mon, March 5, 2001 at 10:08 PM CST)
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Subject: .org TLD Proposed Changes


        I obtained my domain,, in 1995.  I selected it as it fit my 'miscellaneous' purpose, which is in accordance with RFC1591 (see below).  My web site includes family news and information from around the world and is a virtual gathering place for my far-flug family members.  What's more, my domain is a standard that family members and other correspondents use around the world.  Any change would cause great confusion.  I would not approve of a transition to a new domain or TLD. 

If there is a need for a TLD for non-profit organizations, I suggest creating a new top-level-domain for them.  Alternatives include .npo, .npg, .nfp, etc.  This would avoid hurting .org TLD holders. 

Ref this exerpt from RFC1591 (March 1994) (

   ORG - This domain is intended as the miscellaneous TLD for organizations that didn't fit anywhere else.  Some non-government organizations may fit here.

Sincerely, Dick Hodgman

Dick Hodgman

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