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    .ORG is Any-Casted - Unlike .COM and .NET
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 30 2004, @05:24AM (#13828)
    .ORG is Any-Casted - Unlike .COM and .NET

    What that means is that there are not really any specific .ORG TLD servers. The .ORG TLD servers are "virtual". Major ISPs host them INSIDE their walled-garden DMZ. Special DNS server software creates the *illusion* of .ORG TLD servers.

    What this means for the average .ORG owner is that they will have to pay over and over to have their .ORG name "white-listed", inside each walled-garden or country. Think of it as the white pages or better yet those copy-cat yellow page books. Rather than pay for one entry in all of the yellow-pages, the .ORG owners will get to select their markets and viewers also can select on a name-by-name basis.

    There was never any discussion or approval of the .ORG Any-Cast arrangement by the ICANN Staff or Board. The .ORG re-delegation proceeded with hardly any notice and Verisign gave .ORG away because, there is nothing to control. All of the .ORG owners are more or less scattered to the Any-Cast winds and will survive on their own, one name at a time.

    The insiders and Registrars are of course planning on making a fortune off the .ORG owners. Market research shows that the .ORG owners do not know much about the Internet and their non-profit accounting offices just pay the invoices. In many cases the .ORG company has excess "profits" to get rid of so they like to have places to send money.

    The Any-Cast .ORG arrangement also allows for the creation of different uses of .ORG. For example, there are a large number of adult-content .ORG sites. Those can be grouped in a different section of the virtual yellow pages and filtered in (or out) by each ISP or major customer.

    The .COM and .NET owners can rest easy because they do not have to deal with the same Any-Cast arrangement that .ORG has. They can invest in Verisign and Microsoft, via the stock market, and own .COM and .NET. The Capitalists have their approach with .COM and .NET and the Internet Society Communists have their approach with .ORG. Consumers and companies can choose.

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