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Creating Web Pages for NYU Schools, Departments, Programs or Offices

NYU Schools, Departments, Programs and Offices are encouraged to create and maintain their own pages on NYU Web. Any affiliated faculty member, staff member or student can be approved as the webmaster for particular official NYU Web sites.

You may be requesting access to a Web page or site that already exists, or you may be requesting the creation of a new directory. Either way, please follow the steps below and we will set up your account appropriately for you to become an NYU Webmaster.

Apply for an i4 Internet Account

This is a special account which acts as a gateway to the NYU Web server. Please visit the ITS Webmaster Account page to review the application process.

Account Created

Once the application is completed, signed and turned in, your account will be created within a week, on average, following appropriate approval. Then you will be contacted to discuss your URL (address on NYU Web).

URL Naming Policy

While most organizations are provided space on NYU's primary Web Server cluster, www.nyu.edu, these policies apply to all of NYU Web. The URL selected must conform to the following policies:

  1. NYU domains are architected to reflect the organizational structure of the university, and as a result, URL assignment is hierarchical. Top-level URLs are not assigned to individuals, but to schools and enterprise university initiatives. Sub-sites for individual departments/institutes would fall under their parent school/division. For example, www.nyu.edu/cas/prelaw/, or steinhardt.nyu.edu/nutrition/.
  2. The only allowable characters in the address are lowercase letters, numbers, dots, and dashes.
  3. The URL must logically relate to the usage of the site, not be misleading, and be more specific than general. For instance, www.nyu.edu/its/classrooms/ is preferred to www.nyu.edu/classrooms.

Should you have any questions, please send mail to: