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API commands

Please find in the following a set of the most commonly used standard API commands in order to register, modify, renew, and transfer a domain name.

Domain Registration

(API Command reference » AddDomain)
command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.edu
period          = (INT)
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)
admincontact0   = (CONTACT)
techcontact0    = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0	= (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 	= (NAMESERVER)

Domain Modification

(API Command reference » ModifyDomain)
command = ModifyDomain
domain  = yourdomain.edu

Domain Renewal

(API Command reference » RenewDomain)
command    = RenewDomain
domain     = yourdomain.edu
period     = (INT)
expiration = (INT)

Domain Deletion

(API Command reference » DeleteDomain)

As .edu domains cannot be deleted explicitly. To delete a .edu domain you have to set the domain renewal mode or default renewal mode to AUTODELETE or AUTOEXPIRE.

Explicit deletions for this TLD are not possible. Please change the renewal mode of a domain to AUTODELETE / AUTOEXPIRE.

Domain Transfer

(API Command reference » TransferDomain)
command         = TransferDomain
domain          = yourdomain.edu

Please provide the username and password for domain via email to fulfillment@key-systems.net

Domain Restore

RestoreDomain is not available for .edu TLDs.

Restores for .edu are not possible.

Domain Restrictions

Domains can be registered in the EDU space by accredited colleges, universities, etc. Also (not listed below) each establishment may only have one registration at a time, with allowances for overlap if they decide to switch to a different domain.

Eligibility for the .edu Domain FAQs

What are the eligibility requirements for obtaining a name in the .edu domain?

Eligibility for a .edu domain name is limited to postsecondary U.S. institutions that are institutionally accredited, i.e., the entire institution and not just particular programs, by agencies on the U.S. Department of Education’s list of Nationally Recognized Accrediting Agencies. These include both "Regional Institutional Accrediting Agencies" and "National Institutional and Specialized Accrediting Bodies" recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Note that institutional accreditation is required for .edu eligibility; program accreditation is not sufficient. Not all agencies accredit institutions. Some accredit only institutions, some accredit only programs, and others accredit both institutions and programs.

It is also important to note that, while every effort is made to keep the EDUCAUSE list up-to-date, the U.S. Department of Education's list of Nationally Recognized Accrediting Agencies and State Agencies are the only official comprehensive lists of agencies.
Are K-12 schools eligible for names in the .edu domain?

No. Only appropriately accredited postsecondary institutions are eligible.
Why do some organizations have .edu domain names even though they do not meet the eligibility requirements?

The Cooperative Agreement between EDUCAUSE and the U.S. Department of Commerce specifies that all .edu names in existence as of October 29, 2001 are "grandfathered," regardless of current or past eligibility requirements.

Fulfillment Info

FTLD .edu is a Fulfillment TLD. Fullfilment TLDs (FTLDs) are registered through a manual registration process. The manual registration process might involve documents, depending on respective registry regulations, and are therefore not automated for real-time registrations and real-time updates. Updates might cause additional costs!

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