James Iles

5 Great Education Domains and How They’re Used

By James Iles, Sep 14, 2017
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    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.

    In June 2017, we profiled ten domain names owned by investor George Kirikos. One of the best names that we listed there was, 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.


    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, but it has likely been sold since then although the domain remains under privacy protection.

    Currently, displays a simple landing page signifying that a full website is due to be released soon.

    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

    Since 2006, 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.

    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. is owned by PeopleConnect Inc, who have been forwarding the domain name to for a number of years. is a social network and directory that allows you to find old high school friends and plan high school reunions.

    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, 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 domain. Without knowing Katch’s asking price for, it seems like an excellent opportunity to own one of the best educational domain names in existence.
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    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. Gold Account

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    I was curious to find out if redirects to and yes, it does.
    Probably there are a few more compatible redirections.
  7. London555

    London555 Active Member VIP

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    Interesting article James. We have and thought we had something but think it's too narrow to build anything on unless of course you're into Shakespeare.
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    bitparker Established Member

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    Love! Actually my friend's dad owns I believe he registered it in 2000 and despite getting XX,XXX offers regularly, he has no intention of selling as he'd rather build it out himself!
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    Najam Established Member

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    That's why domain industry is the real estate of internet. :)
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    Lena01 New Member

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    . Make it easy to type
    Finding a domain name that’s easy to type is critical to online success. If you use slang (u instead of you) or words with multiple spellings (express vs. xpress), it might be harder for customers to find your site.
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