Register EDU Domain for Europe European identity for education sector
European Identity for Education Sector
what makes it the first choice for European education providers.
- European identity for educational organizations
- Policy by the sector, for the sector
- Integrity of a regulated domain space
- Stand out from the crowd
- Place for growth and innovation in EDU sector
- Trusted, Secure and easily identifiable
- DNSSEC support
- Secure and responsive DNS implementations
- End user assurance
- SEO Benefits
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.
.EDU.EU domain name must:
- Be at least 2 characters long;
- Contain only letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (-), or a combination of these;
- Start and end with a number or a letter, not a hyphen;
- not contain hyphens in the third and fourth position (e.g. ab—cd.edu.eu); and
- Not be on the Reserved List.
a) Domain names must refer either to the name of the eligible entity or to a project or program operated by that eligible entity.
Where a domain name refers to the name of the eligible entity, it must either:
i. exactly match the eligible entity's name, or
ii. be substantially and closely connected to the eligible entity's name, or be an acronym or abbreviation of the eligible entity's name.
b) Where a domain name refers to a project or program operated by the eligible entity, there must be a semantic relationship between the name and the name of the project or program.
c) To the extent that many eligible entities include geographic reference in their domain names, European geographic names must not be excluded.
In addition offering a unique way for education 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.
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:
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.
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.
Registration price / cost for .edu.eu domain
€99 per year of registration term
Renewal (charged annually)
€99 per year of registration term
€99 per year extended
Transferring a domain name
€99 per year extended
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