UBCO Subdomains

Overview

UBC IT Okanagan manages domain registration for all subdomains falling under *.ok.ubc.ca. Faculties, departments, and UBC-affiliated organizations based at the Okanagan campus may apply for a fourth-level Internet subdomain registered under *.ok.ubc.ca.

Examples;

  • engineering.ok.ubc.ca
  • icer.ok.ubc.ca
  • hr.ok.ubc.ca

Requirements and Guidelines

All *.ok.ubc.ca fourth-level subdomain requests must meet the following guidelines:

  • To qualify for an *.ok.ubc.ca subdomain name, your unit must be one of the following and based at UBC Okanagan;
    • A faculty;
    • A department;
    • A school;
    • A research institute/group/centre/lab;
    • An administrative unit;
  • A unit may be granted an *.ok.ubc.ca subdomain name if the website is representative or serves the interests of the entire campus, e.g. https://alt-2040.ok.ubc.ca is owned by the Office of the Provost & Vice-Principal Academic, but serves the entire campus. However, adding content to existing web properties and using vanity/promotional URLs (e.g. https://yourunitname.ok.ubc.ca/promotion) is strongly encouraged.
  • Your unit must have the right to use the name. Registering a domain name does not confer any legal rights to that name. Any disputes between parties over the rights to use a particular name are to be settled between the contending parties using normal legal methods.
  • Subdomain requests must be submitted by the respective department head or communications lead.

Features & Benefits

  • This service is free & available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
  • Including UBC in your domain will improve search engine optimization.
  • Promotes cohesive branding of the UBC brand.
  • Prevents domain hijacking and spoofing of domains by hackers and spammers.

Getting Started

To request a new ok.ubc.ca subdomain name, please submit an IT Helpdesk ticket (Request Something New > Websites > UBC Okanagan website) so we can evaluate your request.


Support

ubc.ca Subdomains

Requests for UBC subdomains (example: mmri.ubc.ca) must be done through UBC IT Vancouver’s Network Service Requests web form.

Please review the steps on How to Apply for a UBC Subdomain before applying.