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Non-US .edu sites?

  1. Apr 24, 2016 #1

    jtbell

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    Does anyone know of any .edu web sites that are not in the United States? According to Wikipedia, .edu has been restricted to the US since 2001, but non-US .edu sites that existed at that time were "grandfathered in" and can continue to maintain their registration.

    I don't remember ever seeing such sites, myself.
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2016 #2

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    University of Toronto is toronto.edu.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2016 #3

    jtbell

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    Neither toronto.edu nor utoronto.edu work for me, but utoronto.ca does. Maybe a recent change?
     
  5. Apr 24, 2016 #4

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    Domain Name: TORONTO.EDU

    Registrant:
    University of Toronto
    10 King's College Road, Suite 3302
    Toronto, ON M5S 3G4
    CANADA

    Administrative Contact:
    John D. DiMarco
    IT Director
    University of Toronto Computer Science Dept.
    10 King's College Road, #3302
    Toronto, ON M5S 3G4
    CANADA
    (416) 978-5300
    jdd@cs.toronto.edu

    Technical Contact:
    Jaro Pristupa
    IT Director
    University of Toronto Electrical Engineering Dept.
    10 King's College Road
    Toronto, ON M5S 3G4
    CANADA
    (416) 978-3278
    whois@ece.toronto.edu

    Name Servers:
    NS1.TORONTO.EDU 128.100.100.129
    NS2.TORONTO.EDU 128.100.72.168
    BAY.CS.TORONTO.EDU 128.100.1.1

    Domain record activated: 08-May-1986
    Domain record last updated: 12-Dec-2012
    Domain expires: 31-Jul-2016
     
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  7. Apr 25, 2016 #6
    I never understood why ICAAN put limits on only American universities being allowed to use .edu.

    FUN FACT the USA doesn't own the internet :D

    They also need to address the issue of domain squatting. I've wanted to register mylastname.ca for 10+ years and its been squatted on a by a professional squatting company. :frown:
     
  8. Apr 25, 2016 #7

    jtbell

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    ICANN apparently has no authority over .edu. It "belongs" to the U.S. Department of Commerce, which contracts to EDUCAUSE as the sole registrar. See the last entry on this FAQ page.

    The USA doesn't own the Internet, but it does "own" the .edu TLD.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2016 #8

    jbriggs444

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    That's actually a 403 Forbidden. If you can get that far, you're already past domain ownership and name resolution problems.

    The web servers for www.toronto.edu are hosted by CloudFront. The DNS servers for toronto.edu and the web server for www.cs.toronto.edu are both hosted in the University of Toronto's own IP address space.

    [wget, dig, and ARIN are your friends]
     
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