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    by Anonymous on Saturday May 03 2003, @10:45PM (#11558)
    The job of a registry is, simply, to register.

    One can only imagine why the .org registrar needs to have an editorial committee and all those other committees that have nothing to do with registering.

    In addition, it seems that somebody forgot that .org is open to everybody and is not a ghetto for non-commercials, foundations, and non-profits.

    This seems like much of the same kind of paternalistic goody-two shoes whitewash that ICANN likes to paint on itself when it wants to pretend that it actually cares about the community of internet users.

    (If ICANN did really care, it would give those users a real voice in the policies that ICANN makes.)

    If PIR really cares about internet users, it would ensure that trademark people do not get yet another forum to expropriate names, and that the internet users can get very-long term (more than 10 year), very inexpensive registrations.
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    by Anonymous on Sunday May 04 2003, @06:39PM (#11559)
    "The job of a registry is, simply, to register."

    well, I would say this whole concept of the "non-profit" mandate in a for-profit arena to be pretty silly, no?. To show just how convoluted things are (commonly known as the "the providers"), the supposed profit players (being the registrar retailers) have produced models that can't afford marketing, awarenes, and education (but they spam and attempt to deceive pretty well).

    So, what we have here is the non-profit (and cost recovery registry operator) devising all these (volunteer?) committees for purposes of marketing, awareness, and education. Registry operators are supposed to operate (under some unwritten rule) of "cost recovery" (but then deemed "ok" to achieve "economy of scale" objectives).

    Non-profit membership and sponsor type entities carry missions per their bylaws that inhibit obtaining market share for reasons that are profit motivated. So, as long as market share from the (s)TLD delegate can be obtained where profit motivations in a for-profit arena are not a motivating factor for market share objectives, everything is just dandy.
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