Thread: Verisign loses .org
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10-14-2002, 10:23 PM #1
Verisign loses .org
ICANN today decided to yank the management of the .org domain from verisgn today and hand it over to ISOC. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20021014/wr_nm/tech_domains_org_dc_2
Does anybody know anything about ISOC? If not I will do some research tomorrow.
10-15-2002, 01:10 PM #2
Yes. ISOC is the Internet SOCiety.
They support/recommend standards for the internet and its protocols, and run training course in various internetty things. Kinda a technical version of w3c.
Personally, I am very happy for them to take .org from verisign.
10-15-2002, 07:32 PM #3
Do you think ISOC will enforce the restriction that the .org extension should only be used for non-profit groups?
10-16-2002, 12:50 PM #4
I doubt it , personally, but I will have to do some more reading to get a firmer opinion.
10-16-2002, 09:24 PM #5
Well, if the ISOC is going to offer verison.org to Non Profit org's, won't they run into Copyright/Trademark issues?
They would be using a name of a well known company, wouldn't that end up being more of an issue for the potential buyer, than to just leave verizon keep the domain?