Domains and Web Hosting
The following are the official domains of the UNO campus as governed by the Digital Communications Executive Committee, policy, and guidelines.
Requesting the following domains follows three paths:
- Official pages and websites created by faculty and staff or Short URLs (Vanity URLs)
- Marketing automation and personalization around courses and recruitment
- Faculty personal, portfolio, research area and pages
UNOmaha.edu has been the traditional official domain name of campus since 1996. Over the years, this domain was used for many things beyond just the front-facing UNO website.
In 2013, the university, under the establishment of the Digital Communications Executive Committee, established a policy to standardize the content management system for the creation of secure and accessible brand-approved content. These include content produced by faculty and staff creating or updating official pages, websites, social presences, and other digital displays, including, but not limited to unomaha.edu.
Read the full Digital Communications Governance Policy.
Some exceptions have been made and/or legacy pieces exist. This includes Short URLs, also known as Vanity URLs and known exceptions from third party applications.
For more information about using the Content Management System, contact your web lead and learn more about CMS access and coordination.
In select enterprise applications using marketing automation and personalization, the neb.uno domain can be used to house landing pages, vanity metric, and emails sending URLs.
- nbdc.neb.uno (Using Hubspot)
- beamav.neb.uno (Using Pardot)
For more information on leveraging a marketing automation tool and set up at neb.uno subdomain, visit Start Your Project.
unomaha.community (and other faculty web hosting)
In partnership with Faculty Senate, Academic Affairs, and UNO Academic Technology under Information Technology Services, an area for research, portfolio work, and personal faculty sites is available as a service.
Each faculty member can request space per security, academic, other university policies, as well as the digital communications governance (as governed by Digital Communications Executive) policies at:
Other options for Faculty Web Hosting
There are other options for faculty looking to create course content for students in the purpose of teaching and learning. The following two options are available by contacting Academic Technology, among many other tools and services:
- Canvas Public Course
- Adobe Creative – SPARK
Since UNO uses Google Apps for Education as the student email system, gmav, faculty, and staff accounts are also setup to use Google Apps, including Google Sites. Google Sites allows you to create and edit websites using an online editor. It is most often used as a wiki or student portfolio since it no coding experience is required.
Outreach and Community Sites
If the group is doing outreach or work on behalf of the community or partners for front-facing operation, the domain names above should not be used because that would be publicly found on search, finished product, and should follow best practices to use a new domain.
For example, use a domain service to set up nonprofit.com NOT unomaha.community/nonprofit.
If the group or professor is wanting a public-facing personal page (e.g.: professorsname.com), this is also not the place. External hosting options are the best place for professors to own and create content or their personal sites with a non-unomaha.community domain.