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Guess what?  Businesses may soon have a website with a .green extension (Top Level Domain) at the end of their name.  You will clearly see their green efforts and products showcased on their .green website and you will know they are supporting the non-profit DotGreen Registry Corporation established to aid the green movement and the world in a Global Response to Environmental and Economic Necessities, (.GREEN).  
.green is a new extension for domain names promoted by the DotGreen Registry Non-profit Corporation which is designed to network the green movement online, spreading awareness, boosting the green economy and sending 100 % of its profits to projects and organizations aimed at sustainability in all regions of the world.  For more info:  subscribe to our eNewsletter (FREE) at www.dotgreen.org

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Didn't Gore talk pretty recently about .eco website domains?
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I read something about Gore's party and another competeting for the rights - they were arguing over who would be more green.

What I read into the first post is that if you pay your fee you are declared to be green - and then you do whatever you might want. Kind of like doing to confession. 
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I was over at their website the other day (the .green site) and while I sort of like the idea, it seems like it would be frustrating to change over all the currently green sites to new domains (and possibly hard to secure your old name) and also confusing to consumers. PLUS as Russ notes you pay and you're green - Joe anyone could buy a green name, but not really be green. It just seems like a more official way to set up greenwashing attempts. It's nice that they give to eco-organizations but we already have huge issues surrounding consumer understanding of what qualifies as green, so this just seems like one more hurdle.
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How to define green to be inclusive while not overdiluting the message rather than exclusive while making progress is an interesting topic.

Not everyone wants a garden - let alone an organic garden. Gardening is fun to some and the symbotic relationship between between plants, disease and pests is interesting. Others could care what a bug thinks of a marigold or what a ladybug likes to eat.

Energy efficiency is easier for many to understand I expect - also easier for many to participate in - a direct pocket book thing. Most people are not interested in the 'spin' put on advertising and have no desire to determine if their new shirt or blouse is earth friendly - I think few really believe the manufacturers any more.

Society's green position for today is not as important as that of 13 August 2010 or 11 or later years. Somehow, the mainstream needs to be led along in a manner they can accept. Beating the average person over the head will certainly be counterproductive. Americans have never responded well to intimidation.

What I am trying to say is that for everyone to be shifted toward toward a better life style is the point is it not? Some will be faster, some slower and some not at all. 
Edited by Russ - 8/13/09 at 2:04am
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