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Domain Name Policy

Last updated: March 27, 2023


This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students of the Luddy Indianapolis.


The Communications and Marketing Manager and the Web developer must approve all Luddy Indianapolis subdomains.

Domain names should be used for academic or research purposes only. Only Luddy Indianapolis faculty or staff members can request a domain name. The selected domain or subdomain name must be specific enough to accurately characterize the entity or service being represented without confusion with other services, programs, degrees, or departments, and must be professional and non-controversial.

Campus Administration must approve campus entities who wish to take payments via payment cards. Before requesting a domain that will be used for commercial purposes, you must contact the Luddy Indianapolis Business Office to obtain permission from the Senior Executive Associate Dean and Fiscal Officer before proceeding.

Reason for Policy

Service and host naming reflects on the university, the campus, and the school. The Luddy Indianapolis Marketing and Communications staff manage Luddy domains and subdomains by allocating, registering, arbitrating, and maintaining the Luddy Indianapolis name space thereby guaranteeing best performance, fair use, and compliance with DNS conventions and IU appropriate use policies.


Requests for domain names must be made in writing to the Communications and Marketing Manager and the Web developer. The request should include the following information:

  • Domain name you are requesting
  • Web site hosting location (departmental server, Sitehost, or Non-IU server)
  • Mission and/or description of services offered.

Once approved, the Web developer will set-up the subdomain in conjunction with IU DNS.


Official Luddy Indianapolis domains are:

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Related Information

University Communications and Marketing strongly discourages requests for domains unless the service or entity is campus-wide or shared between multiple responsibility centers with no clear ownership. Approval of domain names through University Communications and Marketing generally takes 1 to 2 weeks.


  • March 2023: Updated policy to reflect the website being moved from Technology Services to Marketing and Communications.
  • September 2019: Policy created.