All new site developments require a URL (Uniform Resource Locator), so that visitors can access that particular site on the Web (louisiana.edu). As of January 2013, the following policies must be used to request and obtain official university URLs.
Official University sites will be provided with a Louisiana.edu URL as part of the development and redesign process. Louisiana.edu URLs cannot be requested for sites hosted outside of the University’s servers managed by IT.
University permanent URLs are patterned with the name of the unit followed by Louisiana.edu. Full names are required.
The permanent URL designated for each new site must not contain abbreviations of the name of the office itself. An abbreviated URL may be chosen as a redirect.
URL shortening is allowed to ease accessibility and for use in print materials.
Multiples URLs are allowed, but only the first, non-abbreviated version will be the “home” domain, meaning when a user types in comm.louisiana.edu, they would automatically be redirected to communications.louisiana.edu
You may request additional redirect URLs at a later time as needed. To do so, submit a request via the Web Request Form.