18(a) Describe the mission/purpose of your proposed gTLD
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The term “college,” traditionally defined as a post-secondary accredited educational institution, in fact, has broad-ranging denotations, extending to such loose constructions as an assembly of persons having a common purpose. With this in mind, .college (“the TLD”) opens domain availability to any congregation of individuals seeking appropriate recognition, serving as a completely unrestricted TLD open to the scores of domain registrants seeking to more accurately and descriptively identify themselves. While the barriers to .edu registry have been found to be extremely valuable, serving a vital and necessary purpose, the TLD .college derives its merit from its all-inclusive, open nature, providing recourse to organizations previously denied access to educational or communal identification within the online space.
In addition to limiting registration exclusively to accredited post-secondary educational institutions, .edu domain registration is restricted to one domain name per institution. Due to .edu’s barriers to admission, many bona fide accredited secondary institutions have reported difficulties in obtaining domain names. Other accredited post-secondary institutions have conceded to having initially chosen inaccurate domain names, and can no longer rectify the error. These and other such educational institutions that have been previously prohibited from appropriate .edu domains can now lay claim to appropriately identifying domain names with the .college TLD.
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