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 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