New domain names available to everyone interested in sharing their studies and connecting with likeminded lovers of learning.

A new domain namespace targeted at the academic, training and research markets became available today, as the .study Top-Level Domain (TLD) launched to the public.

Students, teachers, researchers, and academics are among those encouraged to register their .study domain name, which provides a clear signifier of learning and education and the opportunity to connect with a learning-focused community online.

From 16:00 (UTC) on October 14, .study domain names can be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. The owner of the .study TLD, Open Universities Australia expressed its excitement at the introduction of a truly global namespace for the academically-minded.

“Study is a term that means many things to many people, but the common theme is one of gathering knowledge, sharing ideas and promoting learning,” said Jose Herrera-Perea, Executive General Manager, Education Programs at Open Universities Australia.

“New .study domain names present a unique opportunity to bring together lovers of learning all around the world. When your website ends in .study, you present a clear signifier of learning and education to everyone who visits it.”

Eamon McGrath, Product Manager for .study explained that today’s launch presents a greenfield opportunity for people to claim valuable domains and get creative in how they use the term ‘study.’

“From today, .study is open worldwide to those with education, training or other learning experiences or projects they want to share,” said Mr McGrath.

“.study domain names are perfect for those in the education and training industries including teachers, students, schools and universities. They also create a great repository for information from researchers, thesis projects, large-scale studies and others seeking information and participation in their studies.”

.study is one of a pair of educational TLDs, with .courses launching a month ago. .courses is a marketing-focused platform for learning providers of all sizes to promote their services, and target audiences and customers online.

.study domain names can be registered through a number of selected Registrars. A full list of Registrars and more information on .study can be found at the website: www.get.study.

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