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== History ==
The .org top-level domain was first created in October 1984 by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)<ref>
[http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/org.html ]</ref>, as part of its implementation of the [http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc920 RFC 920]. Though the RFC limited the scope of the .org domain to non-profit organizations or to organizations of a non-commercial nature, over time the scope of the domain has expanded to include any entity, whether organizational or individual, commercial or non-commercial.
The first .org domain was registered by MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization providing systems engineering and information technology support to the US government, on July 10, 1985.