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.academy Domain Name Registration

Why choose a .academy domain?

.academy overview

Emphasize your connection to the world of education and training with a .academy website. .academy is a popular domain extension among online education websites, scholarship programs, schools, and other places of study. Whether you’re launching an online course or use the word 'academy' in your business name, a .academy domain name can lend credibility to your online presence and quickly build trust across a variety of audiences and languages.

.academy facts, stats & history

.academy is a newer, generic top-level domain (TLD), having first become available to the public in 2014. The domain name is operated by Donuts, a Denver, CO-based domain name registrar, with Demand Media providing back-end registry services. Academy Sports + Outdoors, an American sporting goods store chain, filed an objection claiming trademark violation, however, the case was dismissed in 2013.

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.academy benefits

A .academy domain extension is a great choice for academic websites, educational institutions, clubs, or teams. It's also a great domain hack for businesses with the word "academy" in their name.

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.academy is perfect for the teachers of the world, no matter your location or subject matter. Whether you're launching a website to promote an online course, coaching program, or school, a .academy domain name makes it clear what you have to offer right from the get-go.

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FAQ - Learn more about .academy domains

  • .academy is a generic top-level domain (TLD). It's best suited for academic organizations, teachers, online course creators, coaches, and more.
  • A .academy domain extension tells visitors what to expect before they even open your website. It's also a great domain hack for businesses with the word "academy" in their name.
  • Anyone in the world can buy a .academy domain name provided that it's still available. While most purchases come from academic institutions, educators, coaches, and other organizations within this niche, you don’t need any formal credentials to purchase a .academy domain name.
  • Yes, you can buy your branded .academy domain names through Shopify.
  • Shopify offers free SSL for all the domains registered through our platform. SSL certificates can cost you hundreds of dollars yearly.