Registering umich.edu domains

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Objective

Registering a domain name inside the umich.edu space, such as something.umich.edu, somethingelse.lsa.umich.edu, or somethingcompletelydifferent.subdomain.lsa.umich.edu. For domains outside the umich.edu space, see Registering Non-umich.edu domains.

Procedure

  1. Identify the domain name you want, such as "something.umich.edu," "somethingelse.lsa.umich.edu," or "somethingcompletelydifferent.subdomain.lsa.umich.edu."
  2. Email the corresponding hostmaster:

Additional notes

Domain names at the top (umich.edu) level are controlled by SPG 601.15-1, Domain Name System Standards at the University of Michigan. In short, they must be the names of officially-recognized schools, colleges, institutes, or units (such as "engin.umich.edu" or "lsa.umich.edu") and may reflect industry best practices (such as "www.umich.edu"). Exceptions may be granted but requires following a procedure in the SPG; q.v.

Domain names at the college (lsa.umich.edu) level are managed similarly. Only college-wide servers and services should be at that level. Most departmental desktop workstations, printers, servers, and services should be in the department-specific subdomain.

Details

Article ID: 1648
Created
Wed 5/27/20 8:35 AM
Modified
Thu 10/1/20 12:29 PM

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