The perfect New gTLD for colleges and higher education institutions/universities. It's even great for bloggers who write about education, college life, and related topics.
|Sunrise ||March 17, 2015 -- April 17, 2015 |
|Landrush / EAP ||April 20, 2015 -- September 28, 2015 |
|General Availability || September 29, 2015 |
The new .COLLEGE gTLD is for Colleges looking to make a home for themselves online. This new domain extension offers a more relevant alternative for higher education schools than the existing .edu extension, which is used today. Dot COLLEGE is for the elite and specialized educational institutions. Colleges are now able to register their very own 'ourschoolname.college (i.e. boston.college).
But it's important to note that .COLLEGE is an open registry. This means that any group, individual, or company can use this unique domain name extension for almost any reason. If you market to student groups, offer scholarships, or are an organization that is aligned with, but is not necessarily a part of a particular college, you may still register a .college domain for your brand.
The goal of the new .college gTDL is to provide a new/better way for Colleges and Univeristies to make their websites easily identifiable to their students and constituents--and to bolster confidence for their online audience. Registering a .college domain extension for your brand will help you grow your attendance, by letting the world know exactly who you are and what you do. And it will help enhance advertizing efforts and help you promote your business (or yourself) more effectively online, increasing search rankings. Be sure to get the .college domain name you want before it's taken.
Available renewal terms:
Are individual .college registrations allowed? | Yes
Will I need to provide additional information to register a .college domain name? | No
▼ Do restrictions apply to some .college domain names? | Yes
In accordance with ICANN schedule of reserved names the following are restricted: “EXAMPLE” shall be reserved at the second level and at all other levels within the TLD at which Registry Operator makes registrations.Two-character labels: All two-character labels shall be initially reserved. The reservation of a two character label string may be released to the extent that Registry Operator reaches agreement with the government and country-code manager. The Registry Operator may also propose release of these reservations based on its implementation of measures to avoid confusion with the corresponding country codes.
Are IDNs available? | Yes
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