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    Public Interest Registry unveils much-anticipated, new website | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 13 comments | Search Discussion
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    by Bruce Beckwith on Friday July 11 2003, @12:47PM (#11936)
    User #3777 Info | http://www.pir.org/

    You are absolutely correct - the .org TLD is still not restricted in any fashion. In fact, you will note in the ICANN TLD page that .org is "Unsponsored" (http://www.icann.org/tlds/). It is as possible today, as it was when the prior registry operator was responsible for .org, for anyone to register a domain name in the .org TLD.

    You will also recall in the ICANN RFP for the transition of .org, there was a requirement that there be a responsiveness to the noncommercial Internet user community - specifically Section VII at http://www.icann.org/tlds/org/org-proposal.htm#VII . PIR is proud to have this concept as the main emphasis of our mission statement.

    Bruce Beckwith
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    by KarlAuerbach on Friday July 11 2003, @03:03PM (#11937)
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    My comment was not about the legal reality but rather with the perception.

    The way that PIR is marketing .org is, I believe, creating a perception that .org is the place for certain kinds of entities.

    What concerns me is that this created image could transform .org, through the decisions of registrants and users, into what amounts to a restricted TLD (even though .org would remain legally unrestricted.)

    We already have too few unrestricted TLDs, it would be sad if .org became restricted or ghettoized through the perception that has been created the minds of registrants and net users.
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