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So, how come this SIG's site is in a .com domain instead of .org or .org.uk? Does it purport to be a commercial entity? (That's a pet peeve of mine... see my Domain Hall of Shame page.) DanTheWebmaster 11:25, 23 Jun 2007 (PDT)

Because the Sec Secretary at the time, Pete Baimbridge, set it up that way. It's a common practice in the UK; .org and .org.uk are costlier and I think .org.uk requires the registrant to jump through hoops to prove their organisational status. Nothing to get worked up about - it's no worse than all those American .coms who really ought to be .co.us! :-) Andyfarrell 03:58, 29 Jun 2007 (PDT)
Your information doesn't seem to be current; I checked at GoDaddy, and over there .org domains were $8.99, while .com domains were $8.95... a four cent difference. .org.uk domains were $9.99, an extra dollar, but it didn't seem like there were any special hoops to jump through to get one. .info domains were cheapest, on sale for 99 cents. .us domains were $5.99. .co.us is reserved for the state of Colorado (two letter codes within .us are state codes). Since direct registrations at the second level in .us were made available a few years ago, the subdivided subdomains there aren't much used. DanTheWebmaster 19:32, 29 Jun 2007 (PDT)
Fair enough! :-) But my point about American .coms was that many people have in turn a pet peeve about the USA appropriating top level domains like .mil, .gov as automatically meaning the USA, and in turn many cases of .com being used in the same way. Pet peeves abound! Can you afford to get worked up about things like this? ;-) Andyfarrell 13:17, 1 Jul 2007 (PDT)