[clug] .com vs .org

Conrad conrad at watersprite.com.au
Mon Feb 4 20:05:01 MST 2013

For the .au versions, there are requirements to be met (officially) to qualify for either. That's not to say that some registrars aren't more lax about enforcing them then others.

I do not believe the same to be true for .com and .org domains. I've never registered a .org though and it may be that there is some evidence required to qualify for one.
As Steve (I think) pointed out, absolutely anyone can get a .com domain - including your friendly phishing operation.

Sent from my Android phone. Please excuse my brevity.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com>
Sent: Tue Feb 05 13:28:28 AEDT 2013
To: Stephen Rothwell <sfr at canb.auug.org.au>
Cc: CLUG List <linux at lists.samba.org>
Subject: Re: [clug] .com vs .org

On 5 February 2013 13:17, Stephen Rothwell <sfr at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> On Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:12:37 +1100 Robert Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:
>> Can any of the fine minds on this list suggest what she may have been
>> referring to by this remark, that dot coms are to be trusted more than
>> dot orgs?
> Personally, I would not trust a web site just because it was a .com or
> a .org - anyone can register either name with no proof of anything.  The
> trust belongs to the particular site.

There are further requirements for .com.au and .org.au with regards to
actually needing to be a charity or something though, aren't there?

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