My personal domain wouldn't fit into a TLD reserved for "non-profit organisations", as it's only used by me. The main reason I chose .org was because there's no commercial content on there, and I'm not providing any kind of service. (I registered it primarily to have a more permanent email address than whatever my ISP of the day provides.) That left .org as the least inappropriate TLD.
In principle I'd be in favour of a new TLD strictly for non-profit organizations - but how you'd define that internationally I don't know. But even if that's possible, where do domains like mine, or domains set up for hosting web sites belonging to a newsgroup (such as snpp.com which archives posts from alt.tv.simpsons), or anything else that is neither commercial nor an "organization" but is used by an individual or a loose-knit group with no legal status?
It should go without saying that no domain should be revoked until its registration has expired; unless there's a really compelling reason, and I can't see one, no previously registered .org domain should be denied renewal, either.
Either .org should be retained for these
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