Training industry gets dedicated home online with .courses TLD

courses gTLD logo[news release] Learning providers now have their own home online to market their services, with the .courses TLD becoming available to the public today (23/9).

Providing greater availability, authority in the education and training sectors and a clear purpose to visitors, .courses domain names are designed to provide a quick, easy and memorable way for learning providers to market their services and target customers online.

From 16:00 (UTC) on September 23, .courses domain names can be registered on a first-come, first-serve basis – a milestone warmly welcomed by Open Universities Australia, the owner of the global .courses TLD.

Jose Herrera-Perea, Executive General Manager, Tertiary, Professional and Corporate Education at Open Universities Australia, said this was a fantastic new opportunity for everyone in the education and training industry to give their online marketing a boost.

“We’re excited to launch .courses as the online home for learning providers,” said Mr Herrera-Perea.

“.courses has a clear meaning and carries value as a keyword when you’re looking for learning opportunities. From training providers to educational institutions or suppliers of educational materials, this is an opportunity to help customers find you online and stand out in the busy education and training market.”

Eamon McGrath, Product Manager for .courses explained that the clear purpose instilled in a .courses domain name can provide great benefits for a variety of large enterprise or small businesses in the education and training industry.

“From today, everyone who enables others to learn can register a .courses domain name,” said Mr McGrath.

“We’ve already seen interest from major universities, training organisations and schools. With online training providers growing in popularity and bricks-and-mortar institutions strengthening their online presence, the possibilities really are endless for leveraging the availability and authority of .courses.”

.courses is one of a pair of educational TLDs, with the .study domain namespace to be launched in the coming weeks. .study is a community-focused TLD aiming to build connections between people with an interest in learning and provide a platform for research, study and self-improvement.