What is the .academy generic Top Level Domain Extension?
While the .academy gTLD is an unrestricted domain extension, educational institutions will be able to benefit from using it the most. While academies differ from country to country, all academies are educational institutions involved in the research of new technologies or discoveries.
By using a .academy domain name, institutions will be able to utilize a name space that was meant for academia and research. A wide variety of academic institutions will be able to participate in discussions with other organizations and will be able to connect with others that share similar interests.
.academy gTLD Requirements
Registration of .academy domains is open to everyone. The new gTLD application for the applicant, Half Oaks, LLC, has been approved and its Sunrise period will begin on January 7, 2014.