What does ORG mean in Domain Names?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand ORG in the Internet field in general and in the Domain Names terminology in particular.

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What does ORG mean?

The domain name org is a generic top-level domain of the Domain Name System used in the Internet. The name is truncated from organization. It was one of the original domains established in 1985 and operated by the Public Interest Registry since 1988. The domain extension was originally created for non-profits, but today it is commonly used by schools, open-source projects, communities, and for-profit entities. The number of registered .org domains have increased from less than one million in the 1990s, to ten million as of June, 2012.

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