Domain Names

Campus departments and organizations may request a virtual URL or domain name for use in identifying their website (webservices.appstate.edu). Virtual URLs are granted on a case-by-case basis by the Web Administration Group. Criteria used in determining whether a virtual URL will be granted include, but are not limited to, the:

  • Availability of the virtual URL
  • Use of copyrighted or trademarked verbiage
  • Specificity of the virtual URL (e.g. music.appstate.edu vs. students.piano.music.appstate.edu)
  • Possibilities of conflict or confusion with other University entities, both existing and future
  • Consistency with the University's brand
  • Nature of the underlying website
  • Importance of using the virtual URL in related media
  • Resources required to set up and maintain the virtual URL

Read the Web Policy regarding requesting and using virtual URLs.