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From where to buy .Edu and .gov domain names?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by kgrad, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. #1
    Guys, from where to you get .edu and .gov domains? please suggest a registrar. thanks.
    SEMrush
     
    kgrad, Jan 1, 2007 IP
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    jezza chan Active Member

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    I dont think you can register those types of domains unless you have a license showing that you're a legitament education/government department.
     
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    Nick_Mayhem Notable Member

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    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

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    I've heard that individual can't register this kind of domains .
     
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    Nick_Mayhem Notable Member

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    And even if you could register a .edu or .gov domain, they most likely have restrictions on them like some other extensions.
     
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    kgrad Well-Known Member

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    AlienGG Banned

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    You cannot reg domains with these 2 TLDs unless you are a educational institution or government agency.
     
    AlienGG, Jan 1, 2007 IP
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    Ha ran across some guy on here selling an edu name. Not sure it will fly tho.
     
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    AlienGG Banned

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    No, he isn't selling the domain. He just wants to develop it as an online university.
    In the US, your office has to reach certain size before your institute can register as a college.
     
    AlienGG, Jan 1, 2007 IP
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  11. EduOrg

    EduOrg Active Member

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    There are 3 highly restrictive gTLDs: .gov, .mil (for military), and .edu. EDU is the least restrictive of the three. I've published on this topic in the past, and as a refresher, will summarize main regulations below:

    1. Currently, new EDU registrations are reserved only for institutions accredited by agencies on the US Department of Education list, and the so-called EDU management organizations (e.g. University of California Reagents), that oversee multiple universities.

    2. Prior to 2001, EDU domains were managed by NetworkSolutions, which had somewhat different rules than the current registrar. As a result, when the US Department of Commerce transferred the administration to Educause, they stipulated a grandfathered clause. The grandfathered clause states that any EDU registered prior to 2001 does not need to meet accreditation requirements and other post-2001 stipulations (such as the 1 name per school restriction).

    There are many non-university organizations that own EDU, including high schools, museums, associations, and for-profit corporations (e.g. Montgomery Blair High School - www.mbhs.edu; J. Paul Getty Trust - www.getty.edu; Exploratorium Science Museum - www.exploratorium.edu, just to name a few).

    2. Transfer of EDUs. EDU domains may not be bought or sold directly, only through the transfer of corporate ownership. Practically, this means that an individual can get an EDU by buying an entire school / organization, which owns rights to the domain.

    Hope this clarifies things a bit.
     
    EduOrg, Jan 3, 2007 IP
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    AlienGG - thanks for clarifying my post to Pluto. Rep+ from my side. Cheers.
     
    EduOrg, Jan 3, 2007 IP
  13. kgrad

    kgrad Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help Greg! :) Rep+ From me.
    Guys like you make DP special!:eek:
     
    kgrad, Jan 3, 2007 IP
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    EduORG,

    1.How easy is it to get a .edu domain for a non us university

    2. How do you get accredited if your relegios educational institution is based on non christian/biblical?

    eduLinkBuilding.com
     
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    I am not sure if you can buy such domains as if things were that easy then a huge number of links from a Edu and Gov would have flooded Digitalpoint
     
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    No chance that you will get a .gov whatsoever, and getting a .edu would be a very challenging proposition. You would see them going for $10k+ on DP if they were actually out in the public, but they sell so rarely as to consider it impossible.
     
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    If you'd like to buy .edu domains for the sake of SEO-ing, advertising sites, then think about it: first you'd have to obtain plenty of legitimate references to your new .edu site and it will be just as hard as with any other site.

    Then: the mere fact that it's an ".edu" won't make it better than a ".com".

    I advise you not to waste your time and effort - if it would be for the sake of SEO.

    Otherwise: Matt Cutts himself told in a video that .edu or .com makes no difference.

    Good luck! :cool:
     
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  18. kgrad

    kgrad Well-Known Member

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    LOL.. I would recommend you check the date of the post first, before commenting. THIS IS A 5 YEAR OLD THREAD / POST

     
    kgrad, Oct 12, 2012 IP
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    what about sub domain .edu quanlity? is this useful
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2013
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    Why can't we buy them from a site like namecheap or godaddy?
     
    Techmaker, Jan 16, 2013 IP