Beauty, theological, and distance-learning schools will be among the educational institutions that soon will share online real estate with the likes of Yale and Princeton.

The Commerce Department on Feb. 11 approved the expansion of the ".edu" domain name to allow usage by schools with postsecondary distance-education programs, as well as specialty and training programs such as the Connecticut Institute of Hair Design and the American Film Institute.

Critics complain the expansion will cheapen the internet neighborhood for its present occupants—generally four-year institutions and community colleges. ...

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