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    Re:Branding
    by KarlAuerbach on Friday July 11 2003, @04:03PM (#11937)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    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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    Re:Branding
    by Ron_Bennett on Friday July 11 2003, @07:09PM (#11939)
    User #3011 Info | http://www.wyomissing.com/bennett/
    What's the point of having TLDs at all if they're perceived exactly the same by the public at-large?

    PIR in my view is taking the correct approach in regards to "branding".

    Your concern about .ORG becoming psuedo-restricted is certainly valid, but would such a situation truly be a bad thing?

    If anything, such perception would likely increase .ORG registrations by various organizations that serve the "public interest" that don't have a simple domain name now; and be easier to find since many internet users over time would become conditioned to associate .ORG with public interest websites.

    Perception sure beats outright restriction, such as the likes of .PRO and similar restricted TLD "backwaters". Bottom line, in my view, is that PIR has found a middle ground so to speak between unrestricted and restricted and is basically right on target in the way they are marketing .ORG
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