.College
.College Logo.svg
Introduced10 April 2014 (root zone)
2015 (launch)
TLD typegeneric top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryXYZ.COM LLC
Registry websitehttps://nic.college/

.college is a generic-top-level domain (gTLD) used in the domain name system of the Internet. It was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 10 April 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[1][2] The .college back-end registry operations are provided by CentralNic. Unlike .edu, .college is open for registration to the general public.[3]

Background

.college is owned and operated by XYZ.COM LLC, located in Las Vegas and Santa Monica.[4]

Intended users

The main demographic for .college domains are entities close to, affiliated with, or which otherwise do business with/in higher education institutions but which are not entitled to a .edu domain or subdomain.

Launch periods

The .college trademark-exclusive sunrise phase began on March 17, 2015 and ran until April 17, 2015. Its landrush period, which was exclusively for educational institutions, opened on April 20, 2015 and ran until September 22nd, 2015. XYZ announced that it would waive the application fee and first year's registration fee for companies registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse, as well as Educational Institutions during the landrush period.[5] It was launched into global general availability on September 29, 2015.

References

  1. ^ "Delegated Strings". ICANN.org. ICANN. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  2. ^ ".College". For a Common Purpose.
  3. ^ "About .College". The .College Registry. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Top 30 new gTLDs". nTLDstats.
  5. ^ Michael, Berkens (February 18, 2015). "TheDomains.com". TheDomains.