this is nuts! somebody should stop them from continuing to make it very difficult for people to realize they are for profit! if you enter the address where the official blog was started: http://blog.craigslist.com/ you get a very odd message:" You've reached craigslist's nonprofit webserver." what??? on the dot com domain? and they moved the official blog to the dot org domain: http://blog.craigslist.org/ -- how much more pathetic can they get? D.
Hi Tim! (1st comment)
I just thought you might want to keep in mind that craigslist has turned for profit *way back* and shouldn’t really have a claim to any dot org domain, including yours.
P.S. Unfortunately, the dot org domain is still unregulated (but this shouldn’t stop you from acquiring it before them as you did) so they get away with redirecting traffic from craigslist.com to craigslist.org continuing to give the appearance that they are still a non-profit — a whole lot of people appear to be fooled by this (just don’t know craigslist is not a non-profit and hasn’t been that for a very long time). Craigslist should have lost all claims to the dot org domain when it turned for profit.
P.P.S. Good luck with everything and take care!D.
Matthew, (1st comment)
Craigslist shouldn't have any claim to the craigslistblog.org domain and should have lost all claims to the craigslist.org domain when they turned for profit, *way back*, (unfortunately the dot org domain remains unregulated so craigslist still gets away with redirecting traffic from craigslist.com to craigslist.org continuing to give the appearance that craigslist is still a non-profit).
Why would they? They are NOT a dot org -- they are for profit, so they are a dot com; unfortunately the dot org designation is still not regulated so craigslist is still getting away with using the craigslist.org domain (it actually redirects the traffic from craigslist.com to craigslist.org giving the appearance that it is still a non-profit) ... but that shouldn't give any rights to the craigslistblog.org... craigslist should have lost its right to the craigslist.org domain once it turned for profit.
P.S. Wondering if this was a consideration when EFF considered offering help to Tim White (2nd paragraph from bottom)
P.P.S. Did EFF's position caused Jim's backpedaling ?-- wouldn't be surprised... D.
(Mozilla help: (craigslistblog.org) Does craigslist have any claim to the *dot org* domain? )