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    ianmoseley is offline Registered User
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    Grantchester University - California University FCE

    Grantchester popped up recently stating that they have a relationship with FCE. Despite the initial impression given it turns out that the university (see University of Grantchester ) is actually based in Panama, not London UK.

    Is anyone aware of Grantchester?

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    CUFCE, registered in Panama, the .ac Internet top-level domain (Ascencion Island) and the same chat pop-up window as Rochville University clones. Plus incorrect statements about organizational membership.
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    Grantchester front page, as seen in UK, now carries disclaimer about not being UK or EU registered.

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    The only Grantchester University in the UK is/was a fictious one. This Grantchester has "borrowed" passages of text from Bristol University.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbwa shenzi View Post
    CUFCE, registered in Panama, the .ac Internet top-level domain (Ascencion Island) and the same chat pop-up window as Rochville University clones. Plus incorrect statements about organizational membership.
    I'm obviously not defending this particular institution, but it's worth noting that while the .ac top level domain is sometimes misused, it is also used by legitimate institutions. Many UK institutions use it as a shortener, like the University of Manchester and many others, others institutions around the world use it as one of their authoritative domain names, like Dhaka International University.
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    @SteveFoerster

    You're right, thank you. I think Stamford University, also in Bangladesh (and chartered) is/was on the .ac domain too.
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    The controlled domain for education bodies in the UK is .ac.uk
    .ac has been widely used by bogus bodies claiming to be in the UK - this has led to a number of genuine universities registering the .ac version to prevent misuse of their names, especially as there are fake reports online claiming .ac is the offical version - e.g. http://www.academia.edu/8493860/10_T...ing_University

    Outside the UK the problem is slightly different. .ac is sold as 'academia' as well as ascension isles, however, given the level of misuse (e.g. by the University Degree Program mills) , any body using this will have to expect to be closely scrutinised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianmoseley View Post
    The controlled domain for education bodies in the UK is .ac.uk
    .ac has been widely used by bogus bodies claiming to be in the UK - this has led to a number of genuine universities registering the .ac version to prevent misuse of their names, especially as there are fake reports online claiming .ac is the offical version - e.g. 10 Things to look for in a UK Based Distance Learning University | Anne Walters - Academia.edu
    That document is a very fake plant meant to boost Grantchester, yes.

    Interestingly, though, if UK universities originally registered their corresponding .ac domains as a defensive measure, they seem to be getting good use out of them, to the point where they've normalized .ac for this purpose, since if you search for the word university within .ac domains, you get an awful lot of links to real UK universities.

    Outside the UK the problem is slightly different. .ac is sold as 'academia' as well as ascension isles, however, given the level of misuse (e.g. by the University Degree Program mills) , any body using this will have to expect to be closely scrutinised.
    Sure, that's fair.
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    It seems like some things arnt clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuad View Post
    It seems like some things arnt clear.
    There's one thing that's clear and that's that fuad has been banned for spamming.


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