Site URLs

The URL of a website is also known as the domain. The majority of custom Web Services websites will have a url on the domain (e.g. 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 network, but by special exception only.

Custom Domains

Generally speaking, custom 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 subdomains (e.g. for new websites, due to JHU branding rules and the cost of a custom subdomain.

If you feel your site needs a custom 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 Domains

Krieger Web Services does not allow any outside/ domain (e.g. on its web server.