Domain Names & Naming

The university provides domain names for official university departments, activities and related organizations.

Names in the domain are assigned for colleges, schools and departments within the university such as or as well as university-wide services such as and

The Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs has directed that names are not assigned outside university organizational boundaries.

University Communications and the University Communications Standards Committee (UCSC) has created a standard for domain naming that has been ratified by IT Governance. The U.T. Website Domain Naming Standard is a companion document to the U.T. Domain Name System policy and outlines the university's public-facing website domain name standard.

Each domain name request will be reviewed and voted on by the University Communications Standards Committee (UCSC).

Some things to consider before requesting a domain name:

  • Third level domains should clearly identify the requesting entity, avoiding the use of acronyms or generic terms that could apply to multiple campus entities or services.
  • The use of fourth level domains is discouraged.
  • Acronyms are strongly discouraged and will almost always be rejected by the UCSC. Exceptions are generally only granted when the requesting party can document an industry standard or common usage within their field of the acronym.


For more information and to request a domain name, visit the UT Network Information Center.