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How To Register For A .Edu Domain

How To Register For A .Edu Domain
Unlike the typical .com domains, an .edu domain is a special, restricted generic Top-level domains (TLD) that is limited to only a handful of specific entities.

To start with, only US postsecondary institutions institutionally accredited by one of the agencies on the U.S. Department of Education's list of Nationally Recognised Accrediting Agencies are allowed to apply for new names in the .edu domain.

So before you proceed, is your business registered in the United States? If not, you might have to consider the .edu.ng domain from any of the top Nigerian hosting companies like WhoGoHost, DomainKing, NetworkSolutions, 101Domain or others.

Agencies in the Unied States that may apply for .edu domains include both "Regional Institutional Accrediting Agencies" and "National Institutional and Specialized Accrediting Bodies" recognised by the U.S. Department of Education.

Who can register an .edu domain?

• Accredited high-degree crediting institutions such as universities located in the United States.
• Non-profit entities (if the majority of their members are educational institutions like colleges and universities and if at least 75% of their members are also eligible for an .edu domain).

If you believe you meet these requirements, the only place you can register and manage an .edu domain is EduCause.

Also, unlike other TLD that their prices range between $10 to $40 annually, the yearly registration fee is $77.

How to register for a .edu domain

• Proceed to net.educause.edu to check out the requirements
• If you are eligible, visit this page to check if your choice domain name is available.
• If it's still available, you'll then proceed to the payment page proper. If you encounter any issues, don't hesitate in contacting the EduCause customer care.

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