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    how to register .edu domain???

    Dear All,

    how to register .edu domain name??

    Please let us know the requirements??


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    Are you an accredited university/college? Because I believe that is the only way.
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    See http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/ for how to register a .edu domain

    The eligibility requirements for who can obtain such a domain can be found at http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/sh...EDUELIGIBILITY
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    Only recognized institution can acquire .edu domain. I do not think that an individual can register .edu domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asif451 View Post
    Only recognized institution can acquire .edu domain. I do not think that an individual can register .edu domain.
    Most institutions can't either - only those that meet the criteria on the page I already linked to are allowed to apply for them.
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    I have seen on namepros people managed top register them somehow. Not sure but that possibly a trick.

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    You have must provide your education institution certificate to whois by mail or contact them private any source. you also provide them evidence of since how much time your institution.

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    That is correct. In any case there are a lot of other domain name extensions to chose from and in this situation that is worth to pay attention there as well.

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    Interesting eligibility facts
    "Eligibility for a .edu domain name is limited to U.S. postsecondary institutions that are institutionally accredited,"
    "Are K-12 schools eligible for names in the .edu domain?
    No. Only appropriately accredited postsecondary institutions are eligible"


    The edu extension is sought after because it gives 'authority' to a website that it links to. This increases PR and value of the domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeeuwsen View Post
    The edu extension is sought after because it gives 'authority' to a website that it links to. This increases PR and value of the domain.
    No it doesn't so that is no reason for going after a .edu domain - .edu is treated no differently from .com or anything else with regard to authority since that part of the domain name is completely ignored by the search engines in how they rate pages on domains.
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    I doubt that very much.

    Unless you are Mr google you cannot be 100&#37; sure of that either.

    The breakdown and number of links from edu and gov site does have an effect on PR. I've seen domain software evaluations break down backlinks from type of site - and I don't think they are doing just to be nosy or because they can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeeuwsen View Post
    I doubt that very much.
    Well their site actually states somewhere that they completely disregard the top level domain and don't give any special preference to .edu and .gov sites. I can't remember exactly where on Google it says that but I am sure someone can remember where it is. The only time te TLD is taken into account is for the country specific results where the appropriate TLD for that country gives a slight boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeeuwsen View Post
    I doubt that very much.

    Unless you are Mr google you cannot be 100% sure of that either.

    The breakdown and number of links from edu and gov site does have an effect on PR. I've seen domain software evaluations break down backlinks from type of site - and I don't think they are doing just to be nosy or because they can!
    That could be truth. And that is your find man. I rather believe in that. I suppose that is the way of the supporting non profit web sites from google
    Moreover no one from google team do not know that for sure

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    PR determination is so secretive and weird you wonder sometimes if it isn't all one big joke and out of control even for google.

    I'm afraid that I don't trust what the big companies say anymore.

    I have a totally new site less than one month old, with very little content, one backlink and minimal visitors that just went to PR2. That seems to break all the known 'rules'.

    I can only conjecture as to why and how this occurred and it points to an unfair practice by a greedy, competitive and profit motivated gargantuan.

    Any sorry, I’m not going to share my suspicions further..

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    Most of the internet sites also cover the myth about certain TLD ranking higher than others since it is a really comon misconception.
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    Google uses doubletalk a lot.

    At http://www.google.com/support/forum/...727242e7&hl=en

    "To the extent that there is a relevance, it is relevant! But otherwise not."

    Depending upon the specific example, TLD could relevant or not.

    If you are searching for or talking about “consumer protection” google would probably give more credence to a GOV site link than a COM site ( such as from jailbirdsrus.com)

    The keyword here is probably, because no one outside of google know for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeeuwsen View Post
    If you are searching for or talking about “consumer protection” google would probably give more credence to a GOV site link than a COM site ( such as from jailbirdsrus.com).
    I doubt it. Why they would rank anyoldlies.gov any higher than thetruth.com?
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    can't register through Godaddy?

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    .edu can only be registered through Educause because they are the only registrar for that TLD.
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