Press Release



Launch of .edu.eu, a regulated domain space for education in Europe

Building trust and preventing international education scam:
Tuesday 24th April, Dublin

In January 2018, the BBC revealed an investigation explaining that thousands of UK nationals had bought fake degrees from a multi-million pound "diploma mill” running hundreds of websites. It was not the first time that a fraudulent organization managed to lure genuine learners and employers. Another international scam targeting foreign students who come to study in London was unveiled in 2008 by the BBC. Despite the media attention on those cases, it keeps happening. People, who were accused by the BBC in 2008, are still running websites, using european logos, and using the unverified domains like iiu-edu.eu and iiuedu.eu https://web.archive.org/web/20170711012150/https://www.iiu-edu.eu/ One way to prevent this from happening again is the creation of a regulated domain space like .edu.eu and creating / migrating websites of accredited universities on it.
It offers a unique way for the European education sector to be represented on the internet. 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. .edu.eu offers enhanced security and DNSSEC support according to the requirements of education Sector.

Contact information :
Amandine Kirion
[email protected]
UK +44 7 402 095 683

Dr. Aftab A.
[email protected]



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