The proposal to take away .org domains currently registered is idiotic. .org was
never reserved for non-profits and changing the rules now invites chaos. This would
be just as stupid as taking away .com or .net domains already in use.
are some commercial entities registered under .org but that's mostly because they
couldn't find a good name under .com. Plymouth cars can't register plymouth.com because
the Plymouth Tube Company owns that domain, but wouldn't they be happy with plymouth.cars?
problem with the TLDs is that there are too few of them. Currently, ".com" has the
same meaning to many people as 1-800 (in the US that is). When 1-888 was created,
many companies quickly acquired the 1-888 version of their 1-800 numbers but now
that we have 1-888, 1-877, 1-866, etc. no one does this. People now recognize that
the first three digits of a 1-8XX number are an area code.
If there were 100s of
TLDs then .com would eventually go the same way. We would recognize that the essential
component of a domain name is the dot, not the dot-com.
The proposals to add just
a few new ones is akin to initially adding just 1-888 instead of all of the alternatives.
Many companies in the .com space will immediately register in the .biz space, causing
it to fill up. If you added .biz, .inc, .corp, .ltd, .gmbh, .llc, etc. this wouldn't