How do move my IU web site to the .org, .net, or .info top-level domain?
Note: For instructions on moving your site to an
Indiana University domain (e.g.,
iupui.edu), see How do I move my web site to an IU domain?
To move your Indiana University web site to the
.info top-level domains, the site
owner must first obtain approval from the IU Office of Public Affairs
and Governmental Relations (PAGR). To request
approval, fill out and submit the Domain/Virtual Host
Name Request form. Processing such requests takes three or more
business days. If you don't receive a response by then or have an
emergency request, call 812-855-4047.
Note: Use of top-level domains that do not have an
IU association included in the virtual host name (e.g.,
www.kinseyinstitute.org) will be granted
only in the following cases:
- For the
.orgdomain, the entity represented by the web site must be a non-profit, non-commercial academic agency, institute, or program supported by a consortium of one IU department (or office) and at least five external non-profit organizations.
- For the
.netdomain, the service represented by the web site must be part of a set or network of similar external web pages or servers.
- For the
.infodomain, the service represented by the web site must provide an outlet for information that has an outside market; such information must be uniquely possessed by a particular IU department or agency.
If PAGR approves your request, to complete the move to your site's new URL, you may also need to:
Request an SSL certificate: If you are
maintaining a secure (
https) web site, you'll need to obtain an SSL certificate for it.
For an IU Webserve site, email your request to the IU Webmaster group, indicating the account needing the SSL certificate. It can take several days for IU Webmaster group to receive and install the certificate, so it's best to plan ahead (i.e., the sooner you make the request, the sooner the certificate can be installed).
Set up a redirect to your site's new URL: To best
serve your customers, you may want to set up a
.htaccessfile to redirect users to your site's new URL; see How can I have my web page redirect users to a different URL?
Update Webserve account records: For a Webserve
site, the account owner must update the account records for that site:
- Log into Enterprise WebTech
Services Management using your personal IU username and
passphrase, and then click
List Your Accounts.
- Under "List of Group Accounts and WebTech Services for
usernameis your personal IU username), find your Webserve account, and then click
- Update your Webserve account information, and when you're
Note: Webserve account owners also will need to annually update their web service agreements and renew the use of their virtual host names. The IU Webmaster group will email the URL for the renewal agreement to account owners as needed.
- Log into Enterprise WebTech Services Management using your personal IU username and passphrase, and then click
If you have questions, email IU Webmaster.
For more, see:
- At IU, what is a virtual hostname, and how can I get one for my web site?
- At IU, what are the DNS policies?
- At IU, can I use a secure web server if I have a virtual host?
Last modified on September 26, 2013.