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==History==
 
==History==
.org was created by the Network Working Group led by [[Jon Postel]] and [[Joyce Reynolds]] along with [[.com]], [[.edu]], [[.gov]] and [[.mil]] in 1984 as an open and unrestricted top-level domain name.<ref>[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc920 RFC 920]</ref> Originally, the operations of the .org registry was managed by the SRI International's Network Information Center ([[SRI-NIC]]) since its creation until 1992. In 1993, Network Solutions, Inc. ([[NSI]]) assumed the registration services of the .org  under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation ([[NSF]]) until 1998. <ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/nsi/coopagmt-01jan93.htm NSI-NSF Cooperative Agreement]</ref> However, in 1998, the Department of Commerce issued the [[White Paper]] in response to the instruction of Pres. [[Bill Clinton]] to form a new non-profit organization to take over the responsibilities in improving the technical management of the Internet Domain Name System, <ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/general/white-paper-05jun98.htm White Paper]</ref> as a result, Network Solutions contract to manage the registration services of the .org was extended by the Department of Commerce until September 30, 2000.<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/nsi/coopagmt-amend11-07oct98.htm Special Award Conditions NCR-9218742 Amendment No. 11]</ref> In 1999, Network Solutions entered an agreement with ICANN to remain as the registry operator of the .org TLD until 2003.<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/nsi/nsi-registry-agreement-04nov99.htm ICANN-NSI Agreement]</ref>
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.org was created by the Network Working Group led by [[Jon Postel]] and [[Joyce Reynolds]] along with [[.com]], [[.edu]], [[.gov]] and [[.mil]] in 1984 as an open and unrestricted top-level domain name.<ref>[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc920 RFC 920]</ref> Originally, the operations of the .org registry was managed by the SRI International's Network Information Center ([[SRI-NIC]]) since its creation until 1992.  
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In 1993, Network Solutions, Inc. ([[NSI]]) assumed the registration services of the .org  under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation ([[NSF]]) until 1998. <ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/nsi/coopagmt-01jan93.htm NSI-NSF Cooperative Agreement]</ref> However, in 1998, the Department of Commerce issued the [[White Paper]] in response to the instruction of Pres. [[Bill Clinton]] to form a new non-profit organization to take over the responsibilities in improving the technical management of the Internet Domain Name System, <ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/general/white-paper-05jun98.htm White Paper]</ref> as a result, Network Solutions contract to manage the registration services of the .org was extended by the Department of Commerce until September 30, 2000.<ref>
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[http://www.icann.org/en/nsi/coopagmt-amend11-07oct98.htm Special Award Conditions NCR-9218742 Amendment No. 11]</ref> In 1999, Network Solutions entered an agreement with ICANN to remain as the registry operator of the .org TLD until 2003.<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/nsi/nsi-registry-agreement-04nov99.htm ICANN-NSI Agreement]</ref>
  
  

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Industry: TLD
Founded: 1985
Headquarters: 775 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 200

Reston, VA 20190

Country: USA
Website: www.pir.org
Facebook: pir.org
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@ORGBuzz
Key People
Brian Cute, Chief Executive Officer

.org is one of the first generic top-level domains (gTLD) in the Internet Domain Name System ([[DNs]. It is managed by the Public Interest Registry (PIR), a non-profit organization founded by the Internet Society (ISOC) in 2002.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag Originally, the operations of the .org registry was managed by the SRI International's Network Information Center (SRI-NIC) since its creation until 1992.

In 1993, Network Solutions, Inc. (NSI) assumed the registration services of the .org under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) until 1998. [1] However, in 1998, the Department of Commerce issued the White Paper in response to the instruction of Pres. Bill Clinton to form a new non-profit organization to take over the responsibilities in improving the technical management of the Internet Domain Name System, [2] as a result, Network Solutions contract to manage the registration services of the .org was extended by the Department of Commerce until September 30, 2000.[3] In 1999, Network Solutions entered an agreement with ICANN to remain as the registry operator of the .org TLD until 2003.[4]


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