The URL of a website is also known as the domain. The majority of custom Web Services websites will have a url on the sites.krieger.jhu.edu domain (e.g.
sites.krieger.jhu.edu/example). The web services team will suggest the final part of the URL based on your needs and best web practices.
Some websites may be built on the krieger.jhu.edu network, but by special exception only.
Generally speaking, custom jhu.edu subdomains are limited for use to university-wide or interdivisional entities and initiatives. Krieger Web Services strongly discourages the use and requesting of custom top-level jhu.edu subdomains (e.g.
example.jhu.edu) for new websites, due to JHU branding rules and the cost of a custom subdomain.
If you feel your site needs a custom jhu.edu subdomain, you need to request it on your own, and be in accordance with university’s central Office of Communications’ Use of Name policies.
Custom domains can be submitted via the DNS request form website.
Custom Non-JHU.edu Domains
Krieger Web Services does not allow any outside/non-JHU.edu domain (e.g.
example.org) on its web server.