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Re: <nettime> .edu
Are Flagan on Fri, 31 Oct 2003 18:00:33 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> .edu

What is the .edu domain?

The .edu domain is one of the seven original top-level subdivisions of the
Internet Domain Name System (DNS). The .edu domain is intended for
accredited post-secondary educational U.S. institutions. It is managed under
the authority of the United States Department of Commerce.

What is EDUCAUSE? 

EDUCAUSE is recognized as the organization that represents the policy,
strategy, and operations interests of networking and information technology
in U.S. higher education. It is a nonprofit organization representing nearly
1,900 colleges, universities, and corporate partners, including most of the
top leadership of IT for universities, colleges, and community colleges in
the United States. 

What are the eligibility requirements for obtaining a name in the .edu

Eligibility for a .edu domain name is limited to postsecondary institutions
that are institutionally accredited , i.e., the entire institution and not
just particular programs, by agencies on the U.S. Department of Educations
list of Nationally Recognized Accrediting Agencies (see
http://www.educause.edu/edudomain/eligibility.asp#regional recognized
accrediting bodies). These include both "Regional Institutional Accrediting
Agencies" and "National Institutional and Specialized Accrediting Bodies"
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Note that institutional
accreditation is required for .edu eligibility; program accreditation is not
sufficient. Not all agencies accredit institutions. Some accredit only
institutions, some accredit only programs, and others accredit both
institutions and programs. For accrediting agencies that accredit both
institutions and programs, see the "Title IV Note" on the Department of
Education Web site . It is also important to note that, while every effort
is made to keep the EDUCAUSE list up-to-date, the U.S. Department of
Education's list of Nationally Recognized Accrediting Agencies is the only
official comprehensive list of agencies.



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