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.edu domain policy – hurts in the butt!

By on Sep 16, 2009 | 7 comments

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Thank you Indian engineers – for not being innovative, creative and being happy with your regular, damned 10-5 jobs. Had you we been all of what I’ve said, we’d have been way ahead of the world. We could have made the world rely on us for everything. I stumbled upon the .edu domain name policy. It clearly states that only the institutions based in USA can apply for the .edu domain.

As specified by the Department of Commerce, only postsecondary “US institutions” that are institutionally accredited by one of the agencies on the U.S. Department of Education’s list of Nationally Recognized Accrediting Agencies may apply for new names in the .edu domain. We thus require applicants to be located within the United States (including US territories and possessions); or to be licensed, chartered, or incorporated within the United States (including US territories and possessions); or to be otherwise officially recognized by a US state or federal government agency (including US territories and possessions).

Source: Point #2, EDUCAUSE

Note that the .edu domains registered prior to year 2001 can be continued. So you’ll still see few of the Indian (or non American) institutes, colleges have the .edu domains.

< Two paragraphs removed. >

The Big K

PS: Forget it. There’s nothing we can do. Go back to work and write code.


  1. Amit

    September 16, 2009

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    Why does it matter?

    Indian institutions have

    And what have Indian engineers got to do with it? (For the record I’m not an engineer)

  2. Ash

    September 16, 2009

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    “” does look better than “.edu”.. the latter doesn’t seem complete.

    Don’t worry Biggie, your country will be ahead of the world eventually. Then others like me can start blogging about why our country can’t be as great as yours 😉

  3. JJ

    September 16, 2009

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    thank you so much for talking about this issue. I’ve always been interested in the way that .edu domains are given out and this post helped to answer at least one of my questions. thanks!

  4. The Big K

    September 16, 2009

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    .edu domains are handled by Check out their website and you’ll get all your answers. 🙂

  5. Mayur

    September 23, 2009

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    Duh! What a waste of an argument. Indian engineers cursed because we couldn’t reserve the .edu domain and thus will miss out on some ‘goodies’ from Google. How sad!

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