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Re: [ga] .EDU Registration Policy?

On Tue, Jan 18, 2000 at 03:10:17PM -0800, Patrick Greenwell wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jan 2000, Ben Edelman wrote:
> > Can someone refresh me re NSI's registration policy for .EDUs?  I searched
> > their web site -- manually and via search engine -- and came up
> > empty-handed.
> The last I remember seeing was that registration was restricted to "4
> year, degree-granting colleges and universities."
> > I was under the impression that registration was further limited to
> > American institutions (though with grandfathering of existing
> > registrations).  Is that correct?

no, it is not restricted to American institutions.  there are many
non-us institutions with .edu.

> I don't believe they are restricted in such a fashion. In any case 
> verfication has been very lax in the past(try http://www.suid.edu.)
> Personally, I hope the issue is revisited soon as I see little reason 
> why other educational institutions should be disallowed registrations in
> .edu. 

i believe we should review this policy along others at ICANN/DNSO.


> If Mike Roberts is successful in gifting his former employer Educase with
> control of .edu, I imagine this will change(and registrants will begin 
> incurring fees as well.)