WHY .EDU.EU ?
In addition offering a unique way for European education sector to be represented on the internet, the .edu.eu domain brings a number of other advantages to it registrants compared to other available domain extensions.
Integrity and Focus
Policy by the education sector, for the education sector:
Our governance framework brings together the internet and domain industry knowledge of our domain experts and the education and training sector knowledge from each sector represented by education industry experts in our governance board to provide policies tailored to and evolving with the needs and interests of the education and training sectors and best practices in the domain industry.
Integrity of a Regulated Domain Space:
Building on the existing trust and regulation of the .eu domain space, .edu.eu adds further integrity through a policy framework that ensures domain name licences are only issued to recognised european education and training entities. The administration of this policy framework in conjunction with the self-managed nature of .edu.eu provides stability and protects registrants from common issues associated with commercial extensions.
Dedicated Registrar / Support Services:
REGISTER.EDU.EU, The Registrar specialises in providing services and support to the education sector. Dedicated support is available to all applicants and licence holders providing assistance from the policy information and the initial point of application through to linking your domain name to your hosting services of choice and liaising with your third party provider to get you online.
Recognition and Trust
Stand Out from the Crowd:
From pre-schools to universities, students to online search engines, peak bodies to suppliers – the .edu.eu domain provides education and training providers with a trusted internet ‘brand’ on which to build and establish their online presence. Being able to convey to your target audience both the nature of your organisation and its scope / jurisdiction of operation provides a value add and marketing aid not available through any other domain space or extension.
End User Assurance:
First impressions and the level of trust placed in the content can be key to attracting and retaining users on your website. Further to just conveying the nature of your organisation, by ensuring domain name licences are only issued to recognised European education and training entities, use of a .edu.eu domain gives visitors to your website assurance that your organisation is registered with the relevant accreditation authorities, or recognised by the associated peak body or peers in the sector.
edu.eu domains are not associated with any country by default in Google Search Console, .edu.eu domains will appear in general search results in every country in the Europe and rest of the world, This is ideal setting for the organizations with Pan European or International audience as compared to domains ending with country codes like .es or .ro which virtually never appear in search results outside of that country. But If your Organization targets only local audience, You have option in Google search console to associate your domain with any specific country like ccTLD. This means more options and better Search Engine Optimization with more organic traffic to your website.