.edu Domain Delegation
.edu is a sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) managed by EDUCAUSE. The URL for .edu domain registration services is http://www.educause.edu/edudomain, and the responsible WHOIS server is whois.educause.edu.
A top-level domain (TLD) is an internet domain name extension that is operated by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). One type of TLDs are generic top-level domains (gTLDs) which consist of 3 or more characters. A subtype of generic TLDs are sponsored TLDs (sTLDs) like .edu which are only available to entities that are engaged within a particular industry.
.edu Authoritative Information
|Type||Sponsored Top-Level Domain (sTLD)|
Further information about the .edu root zone can be found at IANA. Click here for a full list of top-level domains.