.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
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
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.