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Domain Name Policy

Last updated: September 17, 2019


This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students of the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.


The Director of Technology Services and the Web developer must approve all SOIC subdomains, designer domains (.org, .net, .io, etc.), and commercial domain names (.com).

Domain names should be used for academic or research purposes only.

Only SOIC 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 SOIC 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 SOIC Technology Services staff manage SOIC domains and subdomains by allocating, registering, arbitrating, and maintaining the SOIC 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 Director of Technology Services and the Web developer. The request should include the following information:

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

Once approved, the Technology Services staff will purchase and set-up the domain or subdomain.


Official SOIC domains are:

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Indiana University will handle reports of misuse and abuse of information and information technology resources in accordance with existing policies and procedures issued by appropriate authorities. Depending on the individual and circumstances involved this could include the offices of Human Resources, Vice Provost or Vice Chancellor of Faculties (or campus equivalent), Dean of Students (or campus equivalent), Office of the General Counsel, and/or appropriate law enforcement agencies. See policy IT-02, Misuse and Abuse of Information Technology Resources for more detail.

Failure to comply with Indiana University information technology policies may result in sanctions relating to the individual’s use of information technology resources (such as suspension or termination of access, or removal of online material); the individual’s employment (up to and including immediate termination of employment in accordance with applicable university policy); the individual’s studies within the university (such as student discipline in accordance with applicable university policy); civil or criminal liability; or any combination of these.

Related Information

IU Communications 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 IU Communications generally takes 1 to 2 weeks.