How do I move my website to an IU domain?

To move your website to an Indiana University domain (e.g., iu.edu):

  1. Get approval from IU Communications: All requests for IU domains must be approved by IU Communications.

    To request approval:

    • Webserve account owners should fill out and submit the Virtual Host Name Request (requests will be directed to IU Communications for approval).
      Note:
      Webserve account owners do not need to request the use of iu.edu when using the standard way of referring to an account on the central web servers. Changing from http://www.indiana.edu/~accountname to http://www.iu.edu/~accountname works by default and does not require approval.
    • Owners of non-Webserve sites should fill out and submit the Domain and Virtual Host Request Form.

    It is best to include a note with the virtual hostname request. If you don't receive a response within 48 hours (two business days), or if you have an emergency request, follow up by calling IU Communications at 812-855-5121.

    Note:

    The iu.edu domain is reserved for IU services that meet either of the following requirements:

    • They have a university-wide scope; for example, internally focused services or information provided from web pages must be applicable and accessible to constituents on a major portion of IU's campuses.
    • They broadly represent IU in such a way that any externally focused service or information provided from web pages represents a non-profit, non-commercial agency, institute, or program supported by a major portion of IU's campuses.
  2. Request SSL certificates for secure sites: If you need to request an SSL certificate:
  3. Register your new virtual hostname with your web server administrator and UITS DNS Admin.
    Note:
    This is not necessary for Webserve requests; it is done automatically as part of your virtual hostname request.
  4. Set up a redirect to your site's new URL:

If you have questions, contact Web Services Support.

This is document bdpc in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2018-10-30 13:09:46.

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