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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]