On Feb. 4,
the IS Steering Committee approved changes to the University’s Web Policy. These
changes are intended to streamline the purchasing and ownership of domain names
for websites used by university organizations.
new policy, the University maintains ownership of all domain names purchased for
hosting and broadcasting official web materials.
The process of purchasing,
renewing, and maintaining domains is managed by the Office of Information
Services and the Office of University Marketing.
wish to purchase a new domain must first contact the Office of University
Marketing for review of the domain name choice. The Office of University
Marketing will then coordinate with the Office of Information Services to
acquire the domain.
An audit of University owned and managed domains will be
of this change is to ensure that domains broadcasting university materials
remain the property of the University in the event of faculty or staff
turnover. It also centralizes the process so that renewals are made in a timely
fashion, disaster recovery and exit strategies are developed, and domains are
paid for by a central budget within the Office of Information Services.
also outlines naming conventions for new domain purchases.
owners who are currently operating outside this policy will be contacted by the
Office of University Marketing in the coming weeks to bring their domains in
line with the new policy.
information regarding the policy can be found on the Web Communications
Policies, Procedures and Governance page - http://www.stritch.edu/Offices-and-Services/Web-Communications/Policies,-Procedures-and-Governance/