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Account Requests - URL Naming Policy


The primary objective of the following document is to ensure that Web-based information is structured in a way that provides effective access to that information.  This policy defines the framework upon which the University of Maine’s Web-based infrastructure is built, and applies to URLs assigned within the and domains.

Policy Information

This policy is a “live” document and therefore the subject of revision at any time as determined by the Web Advisory Group.  This policy applies to new requests only.  Note that satisfying this policy’s criteria does not guarantee approval.  Final approval will be determined by the Web Advisory Group, and exceptions to the criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

External Domain Names

URLs should reside under or  No external domain names should host a UMaine site or redirect to a URL unless there is a valid marketing reason for doing so.  In those rare cases, use of an external domain name must be approved by the Web Advisory Group.

Departmental/College URLs

Department and college URLs will exist under the main domains, i.e.: or

Organization/Center URLs

Organizations and Centers that have been officially recognized by the university will exist under the main domains, i.e.:  Others will exist under their individual department’s Web space, i.e.:

Naming Guidelines

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