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EDUCAUSE, the association for information technology in higher education, is the sole registrar for names in the .edu domain. The Department of Commerce awarded management of the domain to EDUCAUSE in October 2001. Requests for new names in the domain are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible institutions, and holders of .edu domain names must use this Web site to manage their domains and hosts. EDUCAUSE also is the exclusive provider of contact information for the .edu domain, available on the Whois server.

In accordance with procedures approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDUCAUSE is required to put domains that have not completed the renewal process or are in violation of domain policy on hold.

Steps to Requesting a New .edu Domain

It's easy to request a new name in the .edu domain. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Determine that your institution meets all of the eligibility requirements.
  2. Find out if the name you want is available.
  3. Agree to the EDUCAUSE Customer Service Agreement.
  4. Provide a password that you will use to manage your account.
  5. Provide Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Billing Contact, and Domain Name Server information.

The Frequently Asked Questions section offers information for common questions and concerns, including management policies and eligibility criteria for the domain, technical issues, and more.

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Manage or Release a Current .edu Domain Name

To make changes to your current .edu domain information, or to release a .edu name that you are currently holding, go to Manage Your Domain / Hosts. To find additional information for domain administrators, please see the EDUCAUSE Resource Center.

Interested in .edu Policy?

EDUCAUSE manages the .edu domain according to policies established in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce. See .edu Policy for more information about the policies in the agreement and about how to submit suggested changes in the management and policies of the domain.

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