With the northern hemisphere’s summer drawing to a close, students are gradually returning to their classrooms. With the US investing around $68 billion into their education system in 2016 and top global universities such as Harvard boasting multi-billion dollar budgets, it’s safe to say that education is big business. In this article, we’re going to take a look at five of the top education .COM domain names to see how they’re used and who exactly owns them. School.com In June 2017, we profiled ten domain names owned by investor George Kirikos. One of the best names that we listed there was school.com, a domain that we naturally had to include here, too. “School” is one of the most popular generic terms for the education system, with the word being used to describe learning institutions from kindergarten through to university. According to WHOIS history, George acquired the domain in 2011 from Office Depot. Despite only displaying a basic website with little information, the domain’s power still means that it receives regular traffic, with Alexa giving the domain a global rank of just over 600,000. College.com Another one of the most popular education terms is “college”. With Estibot valuing the domain at just over $1 million, it’s obvious that the domain would be an excellent venue to create an online presence for a physical college or a digital service. Up until 2013, this name forwarded to a website called CollegeOrUniversity.com, but it has likely been sold since then although the domain remains under privacy protection. Currently, College.com displays a simple landing page signifying that a full website is due to be released soon. Education.com According to a recent press release, the global online learning market is due to reach $325 billion by 2025 thanks to rapid growth in innovation and digitization of resources. A leading provider of online educational resources is based on Education.com. Since 2006, Education.com has been a resource for guided learning, learning resources, and teaching tools. It’s become an extremely popular site with a global Alexa ranking of around 6,000. HighSchool.com High school is the common term for the last four years of statutory formal education, making the domain arguably one of the most valuable education-related names. Interestingly, the domain itself isn’t used for a traditional educational website, but rather to advertise reunions. HighSchool.com is owned by PeopleConnect Inc, who have been forwarding the domain name to Classmates.com for a number of years. Classmates.com is a social network and directory that allows you to find old high school friends and plan high school reunions. University.com The top ten wealthiest universities in the world have a combined total endowment of $192.73 billion, and with more students going on to study at university than ever before, the popularity of the term continues to rise. In 2015, University.com was a busy portal offering advertisers the opportunity to connect with prospective students. The portal was owned and operated by Katch LLC, but the project was abandoned and very recently a for sale notice was displayed on the University.com domain. Without knowing Katch’s asking price for University.com, it seems like an excellent opportunity to own one of the best educational domain names in existence.