Internet Service Provision
 Wednesday, August 21, 2002

.org top-level domain re-assignment shenanigans

Aaron Swartz notes some things about ICANN's not choosing the IMS/ISC bid to manage the .org TLD, over that of the Internet Society. has been ticked off wondering about this as well.

I haven't read through the bids, so I can't comment on them. However, I do think that the use of the .org space has been perverted from its original intent. (Bear in mind that I'm saying this as someone who bought a .net domain, though I'm not a network access provider, because the domain is intended for my home network.) There are some idiocies in the TLD structure, but unrestricted poaching in trying to make a profit from the .org space doesn't solve them.

4:04:41 PM # Google It!
categories: Industry, System Administration

Intellectual Property != Property

11:40:29 AM #
categories: Industry, Law, Media