UnityRegistry bid for .ORG
Date: Monday June 10 2002, @03:35AM
Topic: .org

Anonymous writes "Unity Registry, a new joint venture between UK-based Poptel, registry operator for the .coop global Top Level Domain (gTLD), and AusRegistry, operator of the all the current .au country code domains (ccTLD), will be launched on Monday 10th June 2002. The new Unity Registry global partnership will bid for the .org Top Level Internet domain."

The launch announcement will be made at a meeting in Geneva of major intergovernmental and non-governmental agencies in the .org namespace. This is one of a series of consultation meetings Poptel is conducting on the .org divestiture issue.

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Re: UnityRegistry bid for .ORG
by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Monday June 10 2002, @06:37AM (#7053)
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Who really cares? The new operator of .ORG will be selected from among the inside players. I dare say that the new operator already knows who they are.

This is just an excuse for ICANN to inject itself into the roll of regulator and make another windfall in $35,000 application fees from applicants who should know that they have no chance.

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Re: UnityRegistry bid for .ORG
by Robert_Burbidge on Monday June 10 2002, @04:38AM (#7045)
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What's your reasoning for that? Does a US-based company or consortium automatically mean better service?
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Re: UnityRegistry bid for .ORG
by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Monday June 10 2002, @06:14AM (#7050)
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.org is an international TLD; why does it need to stay in the US?

The US somehow managed a takeover of .edu, which had been an international TLD (and is documented that way in RFC 1591) but somehow became US-only and was transferred in management by the U.S. government without ICANN involvement, apparently. Are you proposing the same be done with .org?
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