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Re: [seul-edu] .edu .net .org .com
In NC there is a Dept. at the state level that "owns" the domain "k12.nc.us"
and all public schools are assigned a domain according to county or district.
Try doing a dig command, ie. $dig k12.nc.us. This should give you the contact
info for your state. ( substitute your states two letter abbreviation )
Haywood County Schools
"Spurling, Shannon" wrote:
> I usually just lurk here to see what's going on, but I think I can answer
> your question. The correct answer is, None of the above. The correct domain
> for a k12 school is in the .us domain. Go check out www.nic.us for details.
> the format goes like myschool.k12.XX.us where XX is your two letter state
> code. People complain about length, but it's not as bad as people think. If
> your going to be correct about it, think of it like this. Say your school is
> Washington Schools. Well, Washington was a great man, and there are a great
> number of schools out there named after him. How are you going to identify
> yourself? Schools have a unique name ( in most cases) that their state
> department of education use. If you just use that, and the k12 and state
> code will complete a description of who you are. If you did that with an
> .ORG, you would have had to pretty much done the same thing in some fashion.
> People in the US forget all the time that the root domains are shared
> globally, and if I got a domain shannon.org ( because I'm not for profit
> apparently, that's what my bank account says any way :-) I don't really
> deserve that domain name unless I am representing all the Shannon's in the
> world. Otherwise, how can I say I am deserving of that domain, and defend
> myself in the face of a trademark dispute?
> Hope this helps.
> Shannon Spurling
> WAN Engineer -Specialist
> MOREnet, Network Services, Core Network
> 3212 Le Mone Industrial Blvd.
> Columbia, MO 65201
> Main:(573) 884-7200 Fax:(573)884-6673
> -----Original Message-----
> From: maynord [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2000 7:45 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [seul-edu] .edu .net .org .com
> Dear Seul Folks:
> The elementary (parochial) school where I work has decided to acquire a
> name. I contacted our ISP, and they said they were not allowed to give out
> .edu domain name. I logged on to the Internic site (networksolutions.com)
> read that .edu is only for universities.
> I am curious as to what you people recommend. To use .com seems to imply a
> commercial orientation. What do other private elementary schools use? .org
> .net ???
> Thanks for all your help on past issues!