Re: [ga-org] First Ten Policy Questions
At 11:52 10.06.2001 +0200, Alexander Svensson wrote:
>0) What shall be the *purpose* of .org?
Agreed that this is a primary question.
>(a) a TLD for non-commercial purposes (and all
> current registrants?)
this definition is an "eye of the beholder" thing, rather like the one NSI
claimed to conform to in the first years - "if someone claims to be or have
a non-commercial purpose, we will believe him on his word".
>(b) a TLD for non-commercial organizations (and
> all current registrants?)
this definition is so dependent on the definition of "non-commercial" that
it is very hard to live with - see the problems the NCDNHC has been having.
>(c) an uncharterted TLD (with or without UDRP)
that is not what RFC 1591 wanted it to be, but seems to be what NSI has
been running it as.
My preliminary conclusion: (b) is impractical. the difference between (a)
and (c) is that there will be more hypocrisy under (a) than under (c).
since I don't love fomenting hypocrisy, I tend towards (c).
(throwing a curve ball into the discussion: would it be interesting to
discuss a scheme whereby the fees for .com would be higher than for NSI,
but where documented not-for-profit organizations got a very low fee?
carrot rather than stick....?...probably unreasonable because just glancing
at the documentation of non-profit status would cost far more than
registering the domain....)
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