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Status: Delegated
Date Implemented: 25 February 2015
Type: Generic
Category: Education

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.study is a TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. OPEN UNIVERSITIES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 25 February, 2015.[1] .[2]

Application Details

The following is excerpted from the applicant response to question #18:

"The .study gTLD will create a new generation gTLD serving the interests of end users by providing an authoritative Internet space where information, services and resources of Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd (OUA) will be closely controlled by it. The majority of the anticipated domain name registrations in the .study gTLD will be used in the promotion and communication of OUA’s open online studies. A subset of domain names has the potential to be created and used for user engagement purposes and to regulate the education sector from a digital perspective, with Internet users assured of brand authenticity.

OUA is a not-for-profit company committed to the provision of quality online education. OUA is owned by 7 major public universities in Australia, such as Monash University and University of South Australia, and is the national leader in providing access to quality online higher education for Australian students. Since its establishment in 1993, OUA has helped over 144,000 students, across over 100 countries including Middle East, Singapore, Hong Kong, UK and China, who might otherwise not have gained access to quality education to achieve their educational and career goals. OUA aims to extend its national leadership in providing students flexible online access to quality higher education and enhance professional development through distance education. OUA is committed to providing access to the largest choice of quality online tertiary education options and services with over 1400 study topics and 170 qualifications online, all taught by 20 leading Australian universities and tertiary education providers. OUA recognises that one education system does not fit all and seeks to help students find smarter and flexible ways to learn by providing educational opportunities that are in line with their changing needs. For example, OUA offers a unique model which enables its students to study individual study topics and to commence studies, in most cases, without the need for a previous study via open entry. In this regard, the .study gTLD will cater to OUA’s commitment to open its online studies to anyone, anytime and anywhere. These objectives will be further complemented by OUA’s separate application for .courses to strengthen OUA’s profile as a leading online learning services provider in the education sector.


Only OUA will be eligible to register domain names in .study at this stage. The domain name registration processes will address the requirements mandated by ICANN, including rights abuse prevention measures. "[3]