Eligibility Criteria Eligibility guide and policy summary

The following is provided as an example of the current standard policies and procedures used by the Registrar / Registry in assessing new applications for .edu.eu domain names. However this does not guarantee that an application will be either approved or rejected and should be used as a guide only. To the extent of any inconsistency between this guide and the published .edu.eu policies, the published .edu.eu policies take precedence. If you are unsure of how to apply the published policies to the circumstances of your organisation please feel free to contact our support team for assistance.

1 - .EDU.EU DOMAIN NAME ELIGIBILTY AND ALLOCATION

1.1: To obtain an .EDU.EU second level domain (2LD) the applicant must:
a) be an entity that operates in European community (European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway)
b) meet the eligibility criteria contained in Schedule 1 of Registration policy; and
c) meet the domain name allocation criteria contained in Schedule 2 of Registration policy for the domain name for which they have applied.

 

SCHEDULE 1 - .EDU.EU DOMAIN ELIGIBILITY

This Schedule details the types of entities which can be considered eligible as registrants in the .EDU.EU domain space, together with the criteria which will assist the Registrar / Registry in determining whether they are recognised European education and training entities.

1.1 - Eligible entities fall into two categories:
a) entities for which there is an appropriate government accreditation / registration authority - see Table 2 of this schedule for the eligibility criteria and
b) entities for which there is no appropriate government accreditation / registration authority - see Table 3 of this schedule for the eligibility criteria.

1.2 - Under this Schedule:
a) If an applicant is eligible under Category 1.1 (a) they must apply under the relevant subcategory in Table 2 of this schedule. therwise, an applicant must apply under the relevant subcategory of Table 3 of this schedule.
b) For applications made under Category 1.1 (b) the Registrar / Registry may:
i. Request the applicant to provide evidence that it fits within the nominated subcategory in Table 3 and
ii. If the evidence provided does not satisfy the Registrar / Registry that the applicant fits within the nominated subcategory, request the applicant to re-apply under another subcategory of Table 3.
c) An individual applying under Category 1.1 (b) may only apply under the subcategories “non-accredited training provider” and “entities not otherwise listed”.
d) An individual applying under Category 1.1 (b) must provide the Registrar with:
i. a Licence with a regulatory body
ii. A registered business name;
iii. A European or national trade mark registration; or
iv. Equivalent evidence of operating a business in Europe.

1.3 - The standard warranty requirements referred to in Table 2 and Table 3 of this schedule are detailed in Table 4 of this schedule.
i. The standard warranties must be submitted in the form provided by the Registrar.
ii. The Registrar / Registry may check by independent sources to confirm that the applicant's primary function is the provision of education or training, research and / or education and training related services.

1.4 A partnership cannot hold a domain name registration. 
An applicant who is a member of a partnership may apply for domain name registration on behalf of a partnership.

1.5 Entities that provide general services (e.g. sale of books, supplies, software services, student referral services, etc.) to the European education and training sector are not considered eligible entities. However Registry reserves right to exempt some entities.

Table 2 - Government accredited / registered education and training entities

Type of Entity

Eligibility Criteria

School or Pre-School

Government and Non-Government Schools.

A school or pre-school must be registered or otherwise recognised by the relevant State / Territory or national Department of Education, or a State / Territory or national registration authority.

In cases where a school or pre-school is in the process of being established and does not have formal accreditation / registration, it is eligible to obtain a domain name if it provides a warranty (in the form provided by the Registrar / Registry) that:

  • the school or pre-school is in the process of being established and
  • that it has no reason to believe that the school will not achieve the required accreditation / registration.

Training organisation

Entities must be registered as a Registered Training Organisation with the relevant registration authority.

Higher education institution

Higher education institutions must be:

  • established under a national or European law
  • approved to provide higher education by the relevant Accreditation Agency.

Education and care services (child care)

Education and care services (child care) must be approved by the relevant authority.

Bodies serving overseas students

Entities providing education and training services to overseas students in European community must be registered with relevant authority.






Table 3: Other education and training entities not accredited / registered by government

Type of Entity

Eligibility Criteria

Government bodies, Industry organisations / peak bodies

 

Research organisation (e.g. Co-operative Research Centre)

 

Parent and professional associations and organisations (e.g. of parents, teachers or other educational professionals)

 

Entities delivering non accredited training

 

Entities not otherwise listed

Applicants must:

  • meet Standard Applicant Warranty requirements as outlined in Table 4.

 

Table 4: Standard warranty requirements for entities not accredited / registered by government  

Warranty by

Standard Warranty required

 

Standard Warranty required

Individual Applicants:

Written warranty by the applicant that the applicant operates a business with the primary function of providing in European community:

  • education;
  • training;
  • education and training research and/or
  • education and training related services.

 

Applications Made on Behalf of a Partnership Written warranty by the applicant that the applicant is applying on behalf of a partnership, of which the applicant is a member, that has the primary function of providing in European community:

  • education;
  • training;
  • education and training research; and / or
  • education and training related services in European community. Other Applicants Written warranty by the applicant that its primary function is the provision in European community of:
  • education;
  • training;
  • education and training research; and/or
  • education and training related services.