VeriSign is the current registry operator for the web domain .org. It has not demonstrated any special responsiveness to its non-commercial clients; it is, however, arguably the best equipped technical facility to run the vital back-end processes supporting internet connectivity for 2.6 million .org users.
Repositioning of .ORG – and the associated enhanced participatory processes – call for close attention to a range of image- related issues and their implications. These can be usefully illustrated here, for purposes of discussion ONLY, by use of fake TLD names as follows:
.GOOD vs .REAL
View Appendix G - Visual Tools (PDF)
Used as a generated template to configure organizations in collaboration or opposition within a larger community
Images of contrasting and complementary communities - constituting a larger community
Enhancing community imagination and vision
Raising the quality of insight: visualization and sonification
The key question with regard to any .org strategy -- or with regard to any democratic structure to manage the .org registry and associated enabling services -- is not what is explicitly included, but what is implicitly or inadvertently excluded.
Response rate of international organizations over 24 months to the Yearbook of International Organizations
Response rate over 24 months of international organizations to UIA requests for information arranged by 100 subject categories presented as a matrix
(in practice, subjects are further subdivided into 800 categories; for further information on subject matrix is available here.
NB: Analysis limited to 4,310 "regular" organization types (UIA categories A, B, C, D, F) in the Yearbook of International Organizations
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