The Internet has been nominated for the Norwegian Nobel Institute for the first time.

According to Computerworld, the Internet is among the 237 nominees for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

The Internet was nominated for the illustrious prize by the Italian edition of Wired magazine, according to the report.

The 237 nominees, including 38 organizations, are part of the largest group to vie for the annual prize.

It is easy to be nominated, difficult to win the prize, Geir Lundestad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute said.

Wired nominated the Internet is a major tool for peace, citing its role in delivering news from within Iran during a tumultuous election last spring, and how it can be used to spread otherwise censored information.