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Educational Consortium Will Control .edu Domains

timothy posted about 13 years ago | from the big-crocodile-tears dept.

The Internet 145

PxT writes: "According to this Reuters story, the U.S. government is going to hand over control of .edu to an association of 1800 college IT departments. Anything is better than Verisign ..." I wonder how long VeriSign cried over this move, considering that it probably wasn't very lucrative to administer .edu names. (It would be very nice to see .edu domains that aren't only 4-year colleges, too, so I hope that happens.)

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Re:Give the domain to those who live in it? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#295013)

Corporations control .COM? No shit!

Perhaps we should turn it over to a non-profit coalition of porno-spammers?

Re:What's wrong with Verisign? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#295014)

After a domain name that was registered with them expires, they hold onto it themselves, presumably to auction off at a later date.

Urban legend.

Not an urban legend. I can confirm they did this to one of my domains. They also screwed up my password so they would not permit me to edit my nameserver addresses. They refused to believe my photo ID and company letterhead I faxed them in order to try to get it back under my control. My domain was immediately sold to a domain squatter/speculator three full days before it expired and I still haven't been able to get it back... this happened two years ago.

That's great... (1)

Wakko Warner (324) | about 13 years ago | (#295015)

...so, when will they get rid of shit like Visions.edu? (Yeah, that's really a 4-year institution...)

- A.P.

Forget Napster. Why not really break the law?

.edu NOT just for 4-year schools, or even schools! (1)

Binary Boy (2407) | about 13 years ago | (#295016)

I have a .edu address at work... @getty.edu

We are a non-profit arts and education organization, not a school, and we operate under a .edu

Re:Basketball EDU (1)

Ashen (6917) | about 13 years ago | (#295019)

My universities slogan is "Ball State University, Everything You Need." Yeah, i'ts everything you need, well, if you need a big penis bell tower that is being built for the sole purpose of being taller than purdue's, and as long as you don't need a well respected degree. :P

.edu domain restrictions (1)

Aphelion (13231) | about 13 years ago | (#295022)

It would be very nice to see .edu domains that aren't only 4-year colleges, too, so I hope that happens.

I don't know about these restrictions you speak of, but my high school [bxscience.edu] has had a domain name since 1992.

We also probably have the best high school connection to the Internet, with a dedicated 100MBit line, courtesy of Cablevision.

I'd say the lack of 2-year colleges with domain names is just a reflection of their IT departments' interest in the Internet. I don't imagine they'd have any more trouble registering a .edu than would a high school.

Not only 4 year colleges. (1)

bocee (20173) | about 13 years ago | (#295025)

Many high schools have .edu's (andover.edu), as do other educational institutions. Check out www.nols.edu and www.cobs.edu.

2-years and .edu (1)

dan g (30777) | about 13 years ago | (#295027)

It would be very nice to see .edu domains that aren't only 4-year colleges
There certainly are 2 year colleges that have .edu domains. Mercer County [mccc.edu] and Atlantic-Cape [atlantic.edu] to name two in NJ.

I don't know why others don't, though. I wouldn't have trouble believing that it is harder for a 2 year college to get a .edu domain than a 4 year.

Re:Do I not speak English well enough? (1)

cweber (34166) | about 13 years ago | (#295030)

Well, we aren't a 4-year school and we have an edu domain (scripps.edu). However, we got our domain way before Network Solutions took over administration of domains. Then again, we grant PhD degrees which take more than 4 years usually.

But I am sure glad that the edu domain is not in the hands of a commercial entity any longer. Let's hope that the rules for getting an edu domain will be relaxed to allow any accredited degree granting institution.

My high school had a .edu address (1)

harlan (39333) | about 13 years ago | (#295033)

My high school has an edu domain. 4 year colleges??


Re:Non 4 year college .edu domain (1)

jgennick (59014) | about 13 years ago | (#295039)

Seems only the Private schools got the pull (or cash) to get the .edu
Pull maybe, but I didn't think it was worth the trouble to get one. When I helped my daughter's school get a domain, we got a .org because it took all of 10 minutes to do so at Dotster. No one wanted to bother with the delay and the process involved with getting an edu. In truth, people are so used to .com, that having the .org is a bit of a problem. Having a .edu extension would probably be worse.

Re:Non 4 year college .edu domain (1)

realmojo (62898) | about 13 years ago | (#295040)

Or check out http://www.gia.edu, which is basically a trade school.

Re:Non 4 year college .edu domain (1)

bensej (79049) | about 13 years ago | (#295047)

there is also www.stgeorges.edu my esteemed high school. Seems only the Private schools got the pull (or cash) to get the .edu

Could someone explain? (1)

starfoxmac (80314) | about 13 years ago | (#295048)

There are several joke posts about non-4-year college programs getting .edu names. Sadly, to some of us, this isn't a joke. I am a high school webmaster. I've tried several times to get an xyz.edu name. I am always rebuffed by the registrar; they say I must be a 4-year college to apply. Yet, non-colleges like stuy.edu and bxscience.edu have their names, and even less-reputable things like data centers have a .edu. My question is, do you have to know somebody at internic/verisign to get a .edu name? Because I sure have been trying, and it sure hasn't been working.

edu.edu (1)

Puk (80503) | about 13 years ago | (#295049)

I always wanted to register edu.edu and start a school to educate people on their education options. Meta-education is the perfect net.cause!

Yes, I realize it's taken. But that happened between this posting and your reading. Someone clearly just read my post and registered it to make millions off my idea. Luckily, I patented it first.


Re:Why America only? (1)

i244 (97221) | about 13 years ago | (#295052)

a) because america invented the internet b) uhh wait a minute www.planet.edu isnt in america, wtf you talking about willis?

Re:.edu beyond 4-year schools (1)

gfoyle (103123) | about 13 years ago | (#295054)

I learned myself more at the exploratorium in one visit than i did in all my years in LAUSD [k12.ca.us] .

What does it take to qualify? (1)

mmmmbeer (107215) | about 13 years ago | (#295055)

I've got a friend who's been trying to get "hardknocks.edu" for years, but he couldn't since he isn't a school. :) Since they are apparently relaxing restrictions, does anyone know what it will now take to qualify for a .edu?

Not Just 4-year colleges (1)

melanarchy (109486) | about 13 years ago | (#295056)

Look at andover.edu, exeter.edu, choate.edu, deerfield.edu, and sps.edu Private High Schools all. That's 9-12. Not 4 year colleges by any stretch.

Is this really a good idea? (1)

emolitor (129606) | about 13 years ago | (#295058)

How long till the wall up all the .edu servers behind drywall? I can see the press release now "Novel Assists Colleges in tracing location of .edu domain...." Well its been running fine for four years.....

Erm only 4 year schools? WRONG! (1)

Warshadow (132109) | about 13 years ago | (#295059)

Hrm amusing the local community college here has a .edu monroecc.edu. Our county k-12 system has a .edu also monroe.edu Check your facts please 8)

Re:Not true, was never true (1)

rgmoore (133276) | about 13 years ago | (#295060)

I think that it's more that the policy has not been enforced, rather than it having been repealed. I know that their are now primary and secondary schools with .edu domains, as well as non-American institutions. I suspect that this is basically keeping with the spirit of the original naming convention, rather than the letter. After all, when the TLDs were first created nobody would have considered that any school but a fairly serious university would even be able to connect to the net, much less want to have their own address. I'm sure that the idea of kindergardeners needing their own address was the last thing on the designers mind when they were coming up with the naming scheme way back when.

Re:Basketball EDU (1)

bapink01 (137229) | about 13 years ago | (#295061)

The slogan "America's Next Great University" is the slogan for University of Kentucky [uky.edu] ?

Here at the University of Louisville [louisville.edu] we have the (advertising) slogan "Dare to be Great". This has sparked parodies such as "Dare to be Stupid".

Some how those parodies don't have the irony of "America's Next Great University". It brings a message of "Eeehh, we are not so great yet. But by the time you graduate, we will really kick ass!"

Besides, we have Pitino [uoflsports.com] now. So I don't think that UK deserves basketball.edu. Although we might get pitino.edu [fansonly.com] and rename the school to University of Pitino.

Re:Do I not speak English well enough? (1)

omega9 (138280) | about 13 years ago | (#295063)

I'm one of the network admins for ECPI, an information tech school (like ITT only better) on the east coast. We're not a 4-year institution. The longest program we have takes only two years, and that's if you take night classes (16 months for day classes). We have an .edu suffix. Look us up at www.ecpi.edu.

Re:Why just community colleges? (1)

belg4mit (152620) | about 13 years ago | (#295066)

What the hell do you think the current system is? http://www.vusd.solanocoe.k12.ca.us/Wood/

here's one (1)

TSAG (167728) | about 13 years ago | (#295071)

santarosa.edu is the page of "the harvard of the west," or the Santa Rosa Junior College...a great two year school. Check out gracie.santarosa.edu.

Re:Why America only? (1)

rnbc (174939) | about 13 years ago | (#295073)

.EDU is not limited to american universities. In fact my university here in portugal has a .EDU (www.ist.edu) registered since a long time ago, as well as the more usual www.ist.utl.pt

Re:Why America only? (1)

AaronStJ (182845) | about 13 years ago | (#295075)

some charge outrageous fees (>$400/yr) to register

Actually, I believe you can reigster a .us domain for free. I'm not sure exactly, but I know a friend of mine owns chinatown.ny.us or some such, and registered it for free (no dirty hacking involved).

4 year vs. community colleges (1)

inkydoo (202651) | about 13 years ago | (#295077)

Right now, there is a descrepancy in the .edu domain. Once upon a time, community colleges could get a .edu, and I think something like 25% were able to do so before a restriction was put in place limiting edu to 4 year universities and colleges.

EDUCAUSE (the group taking over), has stated that they intend to open the space back up to smaller colleges like community and county.

They *really* need to loosen up (1)

Monkeyman334 (205694) | about 13 years ago | (#295078)

I hope these new people loosen up. Right now to get a .edu domain name you need to be a like 4 year college or something. Our K-12 school district *doesn't* count. So we have to get a special organization to give us a virtual host that we have to run the whole district off of. Instead of each school having a sub domain. But I still hope they dont go too far to where people can get "crack_is_good_for_you.edu".

Run for cover (1)

wmoyes (215662) | about 13 years ago | (#295079)

If they run it like my school runs our IT department this is a scary proposition.

Re:Why just community colleges? (1)

Cirvam (216911) | about 13 years ago | (#295080)

http://www.vusd.solanocoe.k12.ca.us/Wood/ so in the uk it would be http://www.school_here.range_of_education.whatever _the_fuck_you_divide_your_regions_into.uk/Wood/ dumbass

Re:What's wrong with Verisign? (1)

NineNine (235196) | about 13 years ago | (#295085)

  • Network Solutions' system for maintaining domain names is ancient and broken.
  • Their response times for customer support are unbelieveably long (weeks), if you get a response at all.
  • After a domain name that was registered with them expires, they hold onto it themselves, presumably to auction off at a later date.

How's that for nasty?

Re:What's wrong with Verisign? (1)

NineNine (235196) | about 13 years ago | (#295086)

That's not true. They're currently holding two of my domains. They say that I'm the last person to register them, nobody else has registered them, yet I can't register the domain names again through any other registrar.

And I agree that they're not a monopoly. The poster just asked why everybody hates Verisgn/NS. They did screw me over for a while, but I've since stopped using them, so I generally don't bitch about them any more. They lost all of my business.

It just occureed to me that... (1)

Rosonowski (250492) | about 13 years ago | (#295088)

If it's under the control of 1800 universitys, how long is it going to take to get a domain?

I assume that not every single one of them will look at applications, but still, it sounds as if we'll have beuracratic peoples dealing with domains now. I mean, at University At Buffalo, Clubs can't even sell tickets to their own events. They have to go through the student assoc. to sell them.

Is endless red-tape something we want to invite to the internet? Or did I just waste my breath?

What about Mayo (1)

popular (301484) | about 13 years ago | (#295090)

My mom works for a city hospital under the Mayo Health system umbrella. Does that qualify her and all her coworkers to have @ mayo.edu [mayo.edu] email addresses?

"correcting" TLD's to have true classifications is a Bad Thing ®. IMO, it will create more problems than it fixes. Was Andover.net really a network provider? Slashdot probably doesn't make any profit, so couldn't they technically remain a .org, and if not for that reason, be grandfathered because the original intent was nonprofit?

As far as I'm concerned, there should be dozens of generic TLD's with no REAL classification, and just a handful that are actually meaningful -- .edu and .sex (or .xxx) come to mind right away for me.

Furthermore, to make these rules even handed, wouldn't this also mean that .edu's would be ineligible to register other TLD's?


Cookies not enabled (1)

cavemanf16 (303184) | about 13 years ago | (#295091)

Well, since I've disabled cookies, I guess I can't read Law.com's website from my work computer. Guess I'll just have to skip yet another interesting read, all because someone wants to know what I read online. Anyone know of a .edu website with a mirror of the page? ;)

For whatever it is worth... (1)

forming (413168) | about 13 years ago | (#295095)

I think it is just a good idea to get things like that out of the hands of people like Verisign and ginving the power to the people who are using the domains. After all, Micro$oft has enough of a hand around all college computer labs across the US.

Not only 4 year colleges (1)

laxny (413953) | about 13 years ago | (#295097)

IT is not only 4 year colleges, my scholl system has a .edu along with atleast 3 schools in my county.

Re:Why just community colleges? (1)

Magumbo (414471) | about 13 years ago | (#295098)

Brilliant idea. I can see it now.

etc. etc.


Sure. Hand 'em out to any shyster that wants one! (1)

Tech187 (416303) | about 13 years ago | (#295099)

(It would be very nice to see .edu domains that aren't only 4-year colleges, too, so I hope that happens.)

Yeah. There's a 'School of Massage' in Northeast Minneapolis that should get an .edu site. And of course all the strip-mall storefront academys of hairdressing.

And all those ads on late night TV. They should point to an .edu domain, even if they are just get-rich schemes to capture the money from people not even qualified for a MSCE.


Re:However, the important question is: (1)

Tech187 (416303) | about 13 years ago | (#295101)

Since I have Katz articles blocked on my account, I guess I assumed he'd already written several articles examining the ramifications of this change.

Re:Getting greedy? (1)

slashb0t (441845) | about 13 years ago | (#295102)


Scrap all the .edu, .net, .com, .gov and .mil TLDs and bring on the .us TLD!

Re:Why America only? (2)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#295107)

Who cares about tlds? What you should be complaining about are the Class A subnets!

Private K-12s with .edu (2)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | about 13 years ago | (#295108)

I work for a private school that has a .edu. So it's not been limited all the time to higher ed.

Re:Non 4 year college .edu domain (2)

Sabalon (1684) | about 13 years ago | (#295110)

fernbank.edu - a science center.
There are others I can't think of right now that are not colleges, but major education type places (like...you know - starting to sound like totatally a val girl)

Re:Do I not speak English well enough? (2)

Sabalon (1684) | about 13 years ago | (#295111)

Somewhere deep within NSI's web pages, nigh impossible to find, is something that says you must be an accredited 4 year school to get an .edu. (Or you must grant bachelor degrees - usually 4 years)

Below is what it said when I last found it, as our music hall attached to our campus wanted to get .edu as well as .org.

14. What are the guidelines for registering an .EDU Web Address?
Registrations in the .EDU domain are reserved for colleges and
universities that grant degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral
level, or its foreign equivalent. Each college or university may register
only one .EDU Web Address. Graduate programs, remote campuses, etc.,
cannot obtain a .EDU Web Address of their own. Instead, they should obtain
a third-level domain beneath the second-level domain of their institution.
Inquiries should be directed to the registrant of the second-level domain.

If the college or university registering the Web Address meets this
criteria, it must provide a brief explanation of the kinds of degrees
awarded under "Purpose/Description" on the registration form.

Many foundations, institutions, consortia, centers, etc., that have
educational missions but don't meet the criteria for a Web Address
registration in the .EDU TLD register their Web Addresses under the .ORG
TLD. K-12 schools and community colleges are typically registered under
country domains such as .US.

Yes, they are a monopoly. (2)

markb (6556) | about 13 years ago | (#295113)

Verisign receives part of your registration fee, no matter what registrar you use. I think it's something like $7 per year per domain, which is probably mostly profit for Verisign.

Facts (2)

jjr (6873) | about 13 years ago | (#295114)

(It would be very nice to see .edu domains that aren't only 4-year colleges, too, so I hope that happens) My older and twin brothers go to this community school http://www.mdcc.edu/ I guess they did not get thier facts straight

Re:Hamburger EDU (2)

gleam (19528) | about 13 years ago | (#295117)

I assume you already knew about Hamburger University, but hey, just in case you didn't..

Hamburger University [mcdonalds.com]

I've cruised the campus before, it's very nice--even has a full golf course. They actually do have courses on Working the Fry Basket, although they don't offer them as distance-learning :)


Not just 4-year colleges . . . (2)

AntiFreeze (31247) | about 13 years ago | (#295118)

It would be very nice to see .edu domains that aren't only 4-year colleges, too, so I hope that happens.
Umm, check out Stuyvesant High School [stuy.edu] . Stuy has a class B .edu domain for the same reason MIT has a class A ... they got it ages ago before there were regulations of these sorts.

My question then becomes what happens to places like Stuy which are not four years colleges but which do have a .edu domain? What if other high schools like Stuy and Bronx Science [bxscience.edu] come along with a valid claim for a .edu domain? Will they be summarily denied now?


Non 4 year college .edu domain (2)

habib23 (33217) | about 13 years ago | (#295119)

Check out www.exeter.edu

This is a prep high school, sister school to Andover of Bush family fame...

4-year institutions (2)

locutus074 (137331) | about 13 years ago | (#295129)

It would be very nice to see .edu domains that aren't only 4-year colleges, too, so I hope that happens.
In that case, check out http://www.merit.edu/ [merit.edu] , although I don't think that's so nice.


Give the domain to those who live in it? (2)

HerrGlock (141750) | about 13 years ago | (#295130)

What a concept. That means that .net should be given to network admin consortiums and .gov should be given to the government. Oh .gov already is. So it's only the 'little guy' that is still under the control of corporations? Figures.

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I want... (2)

thrillbert (146343) | about 13 years ago | (#295131)


Alumnists include just about everyone. And we have campuses all around the world. Although, not a 4 year college, more like a lifetime one. Credit transfers are automatic, and you do not need a thesis to graduate!

Re:Katy! (2)

Glowing Fish (155236) | about 13 years ago | (#295133)

I actually modded you up for that first post for Katy a few weeks ago...as offtopic and ridiculous as it was, young love (or old love,for all I know) is so sweet+cute, I really had to reward you. I got metamodded down for it, too.

Do I not speak English well enough? (2)

Glowing Fish (155236) | about 13 years ago | (#295134)

Am I really that ignorant of the English language? Where, when and how did the word "education" come to mean "accredited 4 year university"? What, exactly did all these accredited four year universities do to lay sole claim to the title of "education"? Unless "education" now means "bullshit, more bullshit, date rape and drunk driving" I don't think that the four year universities should be in sole possesion of the .edu

So, to put it more mildly, I don't see why four year universities should have sole rights to the .edu domain. I am happy that four year colleges and non-traditional schools may also be able to get it.

Hamburger EDU (2)

Fat Rat Bastard (170520) | about 13 years ago | (#295135)

I wonder if McDonalds can register hamburger.edu?

"Register at hamburger.edu and sign up for a distance learning course on Working the Fry Basket, Advanced Making Change, and Voice (for the Drivethru) 101."

If you don't have anything nice to say, say it often.

The AP story explains the 4-yr. restriction. (2)

eclarkso (179502) | about 13 years ago | (#295136)

Many have noted that there are lots of non-4-year institutions with .edu domains. The AP story [cnet.com] at news.com explains:

The .edu domain category has been restricted to four-year colleges and universities almost since its inception. But about a quarter of community colleges got .edu addresses before the restriction took effect. Educause plans to allow the rest of the community colleges to obtain .edu addresses.

It also notes how Verisign does state that it was eager to give up the domain.

Re:YAY! (2)

ichimunki (194887) | about 13 years ago | (#295137)

You honestly think a group of 1800 college IT departments is going to do something better than a single government agency? First, remember that a high percentage of this group will be state schools. Second, have you read some of the horror stories here in recent months about the Use Policies and the behavior of some of these instititutions? At least at the State schools the local state constitution has some bearing on their behavior but a private school...

Re:Why America only? (2)

micromoog (206608) | about 13 years ago | (#295138)

in my humble opinion

Don't you mean IMHO? On Slashdot (oops, I mean /.) you're supposed to use acronyms whenever possible!

Re:Why America only? (2)

Alatar (227876) | about 13 years ago | (#295139)

The .us TLD is extremely hard to get domains registered into. Many contacts refuse to answer email regarding their areas of responsibility, and some charge outrageous fees (>$400/yr) to register. All in all, the .us TLD is a bust, in my humble opinion.

.edu restrictions good (2)

Alatar (227876) | about 13 years ago | (#295140)

I'm glad only accredited 4-year institutions are supposed to get .edu domains. I was once requested to register an .edu for an MCSE-generating mill, one of the places that promises if you spend $5000 on its classes, that you will pass the MCSE exam or your money back, plus you got a free palm III for registering. I tried to register it with Internic (the only registrar at the time), and was asked to provide documentation for their accreditation status. I let the salesdroid know about it, and the customer ended up getting the same name with a .com instead. Entirely more appropriate, in my opinion.

NinjaTux (2)

AnonymousCowheard (239159) | about 13 years ago | (#295142)

NinjaTux(.edu): the low latency attack software of the millenium of hackers. Access it now at www.kernel.org via the hypertext transfer protocol. Tuxedo not included, Although one will look good on you at your trial.

(oh, and please, mod up the article I responded to. It is funken funny stuff!)

Please remove BOOGERS when sending me eMail. Thankyou...


perl.edu (2)

kilgore_47 (262118) | about 13 years ago | (#295143)

hey nobody has perl.edu y'know... If I had the resources to build such a site I would but I don't so maybe someone else should...

what about Krusty? (2)

StarPie (411994) | about 13 years ago | (#295144)

that's right, www.krustyclowncollege.edu

It's about time he got the recognition he deserves for his contributions to American comedy...

A real education (2)

Invisible Agent (412805) | about 13 years ago | (#295145)

Given the changes, I'm petitioning the board for my domain to register my college's domain: sex.edu

And yes, I will be providing a four-year degree. :)

Invisible Agent

Re:Why America only? (3)

Sabalon (1684) | about 13 years ago | (#295146)

Uh.... do a whois on oxford.edu, glasgow.edu, kingston.edu, mcgill.edu

Sorry - that's about my limit on non-us college knowledge - not even enough for a full Jeapordy category.

Not true, was never true (3)

maggard (5579) | about 13 years ago | (#295147)


Unlike unrestricted domains such as .com, .org and .net, use of the .edu domain name is reserved for the approximately 2,000 four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

There have been many institutions over the years with .edu domains that are not accredited 4-year academic institutions. Museums, research facilities, schools without 4-year programs, there are numerous examples of all of these (thank you, we don't need every /.'er noting the dozen closest to them.)

Either Reuters has simply gotten their 'facts' wrong (gee - a misreported tech story? Never!) or the enforcement of the 4-year policy has been innefectual.

Frankly I'm inclined to believe that either this supposed policy is a relatively recent one or there's a lot of details that have been omitted. In any case the Reuters story is clearly innacurate.

Re:Why America only? (3)

Wayfarer (10793) | about 13 years ago | (#295149)

Why is there a second America-only tld? Why isn't this .ac.us (in the uk we use .ac.uk for educational institutions). I always thought the main tlds were supposed to be international, with only the country codes being restricted by country... Evidently not, though...

Well, the internationalization of TLDs such as COM has been only a relatively recent development. In fact, several of the top-level TLDs are reserved for the United States, in particular, GOV, MIL, and (as you pointed out) EDU. The others (COM especially) have traditionally been dominated by US organizations.

Furthermore, the administration of the US domain is a bureaucratic mess, despite the (in my mind) wonderful structural scheme that's present in it. Also, it doesn't quite have the accessibility of the top-level TLDs. (Was that .ny.us or .nv.us?)

One could go on and on about whether or not the US has the right to claim such exclusive access, but the history remains the same. ^_^


"Is it all journey, or is there landfall?"

ICANNWatch.org for breaking ICANN/DNS news (3)

Froomkin (18607) | about 13 years ago | (#295150)

We ran this one, plus some commentary, at http://www.icannwatch.org/article.php?sid=102 [icannwatch.org] about 24 hours ago. If you are interested in ICANN and the DNS, you may want to know that the site is now updated daily, sometimes more often, and has a slashdot-like interface (PHP nuke). We do have a very slightly more restrictive posting policy than slashdot, but it is explained in our FAQ [icannwatch.org] .

Since then, we've run stories on

Why America only? (3)

SmileyBen (56580) | about 13 years ago | (#295152)

Why is there a second America-only tld? Why isn't this .ac.us (in the uk we use .ac.uk for educational institutions). I always thought the main tlds were supposed to be international, with only the country codes being restricted by country... Evidently not, though...

Could be bad. (3)

dimator (71399) | about 13 years ago | (#295153)

(It would be very nice to see .edu domains that aren't only 4-year colleges, too, so I hope that happens.)

I'd like to see it given to only accredited universities, actually. .edu has come to signify something, just like .com has. If you start giving it to every other "online university" or other sillyness, then you diminish the .edu title, and soon you'll have things like www.hard-knox.edu.

I could be crazy though....

dude! I hope this consortium has a sense of humor (3)

StandardDeviant (122674) | about 13 years ago | (#295154)

I would so love to have hardknocks.edu! I know just about a bazillion people that would be qualified to have an alumni.hardknocks.edu email address (myself included, if having your kidneys fail when you're 20 counts as a hard knock ;-) ).

News for geeks in Austin: www.geekaustin.org [geekaustin.org]

Oldschool.edu (4)

gleam (19528) | about 13 years ago | (#295155)

...is my personal favorite.

Time to break internic's rules:

The Old School (OLDSCHOOL7-DOM)
1111 Karlstad Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089


Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Billing Contact:
Bell, Wade (WB216) wbell@BEST.COM
8oz. Publishing
2432 Karen Dr #1
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408 249 1557

Record last updated on 08-Mar-2001.
Record created on 12-Oct-1998.
Database last updated on 12-Apr-2001 06:35:00 EDT.

Domain servers in listed order:




Dr Evil may apply... (4)

po_boy (69692) | about 13 years ago | (#295156)

for evilmedical.edu. After all, he didn't spend 8 years in Evil Medical School to be called "Mr. Evil".

I just want one thing. (5)

GoNINzo (32266) | about 13 years ago | (#295157)


I've wanted since the begining of all this, and every time i've applied (at multiple places) when asked by the person 'is this a 4 year school', i patiently reply 'One cannot become a ninja with only 4 years. ha! ha! ha!' and then they hang up on me, I think cause of the mocking tone.

Gonzo Granzeau

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