Goddard Enrollment at 25-Year High

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Re: Goddard Enrollment at 25-Year High

Postby levicoff » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:47 pm

Jonathan Whatley wrote:And that, when they're accredited, is when they can get .edu. :)

Are you sure, Jonathan? There are several unaccredited schools that have pulled off an .edu, not the least of which are our, um, acquaintences at Trinity/Newburgh. I understood that the .edu suffix used to be much more restrictive but loosened up, perhaps way too much, over the past few years.
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Re: Goddard Enrollment at 25-Year High

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:54 pm

levicoff wrote:
Jonathan Whatley wrote:And that, when they're accredited, is when they can get .edu. :)

Are you sure, Jonathan? There are several unaccredited schools that have pulled off an .edu, not the least of which are our, um, acquaintences at Trinity/Newburgh. I understood that the .edu suffix used to be much more restrictive but loosened up, perhaps way too much, over the past few years.

Hmm. My understanding was that they were permissive, then tightened up, but that enough old permissively-granted domains are still out there to cause trouble.
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Re: Goddard Enrollment at 25-Year High

Postby Jimmy » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:51 pm

The .edu extension used to be very easy to obtain but not anymore. However, prior to the stronger restrictions, schools that had the extension had the opportunity to have it registered indefinitely.
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Re: Old .edu domains

Postby johann » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:52 pm

Hi

If it helps, the cutoff date, at which unaccredited schools could no longer get a .edu domain was Oct 29, 2001. Any held before that are grandfathered.

The bogus schools still try our patience. You'll see things like "GoniffCollege-edu.org" and similar. The .ac domain, which has been the label of properly authorized Commonwealth-orbit degree-granting schools has been somewhat compromised too. You find something like "University-of-Waffle.ac" and the .ac turns out to be the country code for Ascension Island.

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Re: Goddard Enrollment at 25-Year High

Postby Tark » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:44 pm

If it helps, the cutoff date, at which unaccredited schools could no longer get a .edu domain was Oct 29, 2001. Any held before that are grandfathered.

The rules before October 2001 were apparently very loose. Not only could unaccredited schools get .edu names, it was even possible for non-schools to get them, if they wanted to establish some connection to education. For example, the following organizations are not degree-granting schools, yet they obtained .edu names prior to October 2001, and still use them as their primary web addresses:

- AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (http://www.aacsb.edu)
- Milwaukee Public Museum (http://www.mpm.edu)
- West Virginia Network (http://www.wvnet.edu)
- America.edu Degree Program Reviews (http://www.america.edu)
- Exploratorium (http://www.exploratorium.edu)
- The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (http://www.icsi.edu)

The October 2001 policy change made unaccredited schools ineligible for the .edu domain, although existing names were "grandfathered" in. Interestingly enough, it also made nationally accredited schools (such as DETC schools) ineligible. Eligibility was restricted to regionally accredited schools until February 2003, when it was extended to nationally accredited schools.

It may be still be possible for an unaccredited school or other entity to obtain a .edu name "under the table", by buying out an organization with a grandfathered .edu name. This isn't supposed to happen, but it may occur nonetheless.
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Re: Goddard Enrollment at 25-Year High

Postby Oregon » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:55 pm

levicoff wrote:
We now return you to the topic of state-sanctioned killing. :lol:


Here's an innocent one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Peltier

Is the reason he was never executed that everyone involved didn't actually believe he did it?
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Re: Goddard Enrollment at 25-Year High

Postby Jimmy » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:58 pm

Oregon wrote:Here's an innocent one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Peltier

Is the reason he was never executed that everyone involved didn't actually believe he did it?


Peltier is no more innocent that that dirt bag Byron de la Beckwith was!
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Re: Goddard Enrollment at 25-Year High

Postby Oregon » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:41 am

Jimmy wrote:
Oregon wrote:Peltier is no more innocent that that dirt bag Byron de la Beckwith was!


He may very well be guilty. All the fake evidence says so.
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Re: Goddard Enrollment at 25-Year High

Postby Jimmy » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:59 am

Oregon wrote:
Jimmy wrote:
Oregon wrote:Peltier is no more innocent that that dirt bag Byron de la Beckwith was!


He may very well be guilty. All the fake evidence says so.


Wonder why cop killers are almost always believed to be innocent by the far left?
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