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20 years ago businesses bought the .org for whatever trademarks they owned to stop someone else grabbing it. Same for .com (which they used) and .net. They usually pointed all three domains to the same place. That activity has stopped. There will be far fewer .org domains sold today because businesses have stopped doing that.

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