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We are interested in changing our domain name. But we would prefer not to be constrained by a six month conversion period and indeed we would probably like to keep our old domain name more or less forever.

 

There has been some discussion about allowing an institution two .edu domain names instead of one. What is the current status of this discussion? Are we still bound by the “only one domain name per institution” rule as we speak?

 

Thanks,

Jerry

 

http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/policy_board_2_28_2012.pdf

http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/policy_board.asp

http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/policy_board_9_26_2012.pdf

 

 

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Hi,

It was a while ago that I asked Educause the status of the change allowing two .edu domains.  At that time, no change had been made or was being planned.

Probably best to contact Educause directly to ask them.  I think though, that they would have notified us.

Best,

Janice
On 11/22/2013 1:20 PM, Bryan, Jerry wrote:

We are interested in changing our domain name. But we would prefer not to be constrained by a six month conversion period and indeed we would probably like to keep our old domain name more or less forever.

 

There has been some discussion about allowing an institution two .edu domain names instead of one. What is the current status of this discussion? Are we still bound by the “only one domain name per institution” rule as we speak?

 

Thanks,

Jerry

 

http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/policy_board_2_28_2012.pdf

http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/policy_board.asp

http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/policy_board_9_26_2012.pdf

 

 

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Jerry Bryan • Vice President of Information Services • Pellissippi State • 10915 Hardin Valley Road • P.O. Box 22990 • Knoxville, TN 37933-0990

Voice: 865 539-7127 •  Fax: 865 539-7653 •  E-mail: jbryan@pstcc.edu

 

 

 

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Hi, Jerry – The .EDU domain is still governed by the existing Cooperative Agreement limiting eligible institutions to one .EDU domain name (with the caveat that institutions that had registered multiple .EDU domain names prior to our 2001 Cooperative Agreement with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) got to keep those additional domain names under the agreement’s grandfathering provision). As a result, institutions that change their .EDU domain name still do ultimately have to surrender their previous .EDU domain name at the end of the transition period.

 

Per the links you cited, EDUCAUSE submitted a set of policy change proposals to NTIA in the fall of 2012, which included a proposal to allow eligible institutions to have two .EDU domain names. NTIA came back to us this spring with a request that we break the set into separate pieces and resubmit them sequentially for consideration and hopefully approval. We did that and received approval of the first resubmission in early summer, which allows EDUCAUSE to seek additional third-party services to better support domain operations. We’re in the process of developing the RFP for that, which we have to submit to NTIA for approval before proceeding.

 

Shortly after receiving approval of the first proposal, we resubmitted the second, which would allow us to initiate multi-year payment of registration fees. NTIA raised unexpected concerns about the proposal that I believe we have now resolved, which I believe will allow us to receive approval of the proposal before the end of the year. So, we are working our way through the policy change proposals, but it is clearly slow going.

 

We are continuing to engage with NTIA on these issues, and we will let the community know as soon as we are able to launch the second domain name opportunity, although I can’t yet speak to the timeline on that. If you have additional questions, though, please let me know. - Jarret

 

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