NTIA Press Releases
For Immediate Release
October 29, 2001
Contact: Clyde Ensslin
(202) 482-7002

NTIA Announces Agreement with EDUCAUSE to Manage .edu Domain Name

EDUCAUSE to Expand Registration to Community Colleges

The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced an agreement with EDUCAUSE to manage the .edu top level domain space. EDUCAUSE is a non-profit association representing the technology needs of the higher education community.

EDUCAUSE and the Department of Commerce entered into a five-year cooperative agreement under which EDUCAUSE will provide policy development and administrative services, including registry and registrar services, for .edu. In addition to the registration services currently provided to four-year colleges and universities in the United States, EDUCAUSE will expand registration to regionally accredited community colleges. As of November 12, 2001, EDUCAUSE will accept applications for new .edu names through its Web-based application at www.educause.edu/edudomain.

"The Department of Commerce is very pleased that because of this agreement, the education community will have a greater ability to participate in the management of the .edu space," said Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Nancy J. Victory. "We look forward to working with EDUCAUSE to see that the .edu domain is used to the greatest benefit of higher education in America."

Fact sheet on .edu domain management.