UBCO Subdomains


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.


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

Further Information

  • See myDNS FAQs for guidelines choosing an appropriate domain name and more information

Getting Started

To request a new *.ok.ubc.ca subdomain name, please submit a Request Access to IT Service in the UBC Self-Service Portal so we can evaluate your request.

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.



Service Responsibilities

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