The .EDU Domain

Registered Domains
N/A
.edu is a
gTLD
Generic Top-level Domain
The main Language used
English
Register .EDU as
Individual
Company
edu
Active
Since 1985
Domain For
Educational
Domain Registration term in years
1-10
Domain Character Limit
3-63
Domain Registration
N/A

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
4.7%
6.3%
5.7%
54.8%
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%
.DE
6.1%
.COM
43%

Top .edu websites

Global 461.
mit.edu
Global 572.
academia.edu
Global 669.
stanford.edu
Global 808.
harvard.edu

About .edu

What is .edu?

The .edu domain name is the generic top-level domain (gTLD) for Educational.
The .edu gTLD (generic top-level domain) registration started in 1985.

Who can register .edu domain?

There is no information who can register .edu domain.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .edu extension?

At .edu gTLD (generic top-level domain) the primary used language is English. English is the 1st most used website language in the world.

What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

When choosing a web name you should remember these criterias:
In a .edu domain alphabets, numbers, hyphen "-" or combination of these are accepted.
A name may begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The web name cannot start or end with dashes. A .edu web name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.edu).
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
The .edu domain must have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain name doesn’t follow the above limitations.

Domain name registration term allowance:

Allowed registration time for .edu domain is 1 year till maximum 10 years.
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