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RE: WorldNIC

  • From: Philip J. Nesser II
  • Date: Thu Jun 11 09:30:32 1998

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FYI,

The MITRE corporation is a non-profit research company, doing
(primarily) research for the USAF.  

Phil

(ex-MITRE employee #19950)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf
Of
> Michael Dillon
> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 1998 9:53 AM
> To: nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: Re: WorldNIC
> 
> 
> On Wed, 10 Jun 1998, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Jun 09, 1998 at 11:53:42PM -0400, Steve Sobol wrote:
> > > .org was never meant as a domain for nonprofits; it was meant as
a
> > > catchall to be used when your organization didn't fit into .com,
.net,
> > > .edu or .gov.
> > 
> > Do you have a reference for that Steven?  It doesn't match what I
> > remember...
> 
> The MITRE Corporation registered mitre.org in 1985 and the Aerospace
> Corporation registered aero.org in 1987. This idea that .ORG was
only for
> non-profit organizations is an example of historical revisionism
> propogated by people who were not there at the time the TLDs were
created.
> 
> --
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> 
> 
> 
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