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What legal papers are you referring
to? I haven't seenany. The only thing we've seen is a *summary* of
theproposed changes. The summary uses the phrase "non-profit organizations",
but it doesn't refer to 501c -- and I've heard(but can't verify) that the phrase
"non-profit organizations" appears only in the summary, not in the actual proposal.
It'squite possible that the phrase was being used informally torefer to any
organizations other than profit-making businesses.
It's clear, if the summary is
at all accurate, that they'reconsidering some kind of restrictions on .org.
Chances are the author of the summary had not read the relevant RFCsthat
define what .org was intended for. I see no evidencewhatsoever that they
were seriously considering restricting.org to US-registered 501c organizations.
(Even if they were considering it, after this feedback I predict they'llsay
that wasn't what they meant.)
It would be nice if someone on the ICANN board came
onto thisforum to clarify their position.
But, as I've said before, this isn't
the main point. The mainpoint is the rest of the proposal, which allows
Verisign/NetSolto continue its monopoly and removes the requirement thatit
split its registry and registrar businesses.