UBC IT Okanagan manages domain registration for various subdomains falling under *.ok.ubc.ca. Faculties, departments, and UBC-affiliated organizations based at the Okanagan campus may apply for a fourth-level subdomain to be registered under *.ok.ubc.ca.
Features & Benefits
- 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.
Requirements & Eligibility
All *.ok.ubc.ca fourth-level subdomain requests must meet the following guidelines:
- Subdomain requests must be submitted by the respective department head or communications lead.
- 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.
This service is centrally funded and provided at no cost.
- See myDNS FAQs for guidelines choosing an appropriate domain name and more information
NOTE: If you are looking for a UBC subdomains (*.ubc.ca) (example: mmri.ubc.ca), please review the steps on How to Apply for a UBC Subdomain before applying.
- For general support, please submit a Request Access to IT Service in the UBC Self-Service Portal
- To report an incident or issue with this service, please submit a Report an Issue ticket.
The following table clarifies the responsibilities of UBC Okanagan IT and those of the client.
|Maintain the subdomain record||X|
|Disable subdomain if compromised||X|
|Approval and provision of subdomain||X|
|Notify UBCO IT on suspicion that subdomain has been compromised||X|
|Notify UBCO IT if subdomain is no longer required or requires an update on the DNS record||X|