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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. The address should be placed appropriately into the Web site hierarchy. This generally means that all Departments within schools fall below their school's address (i.e. www.nyu.edu/wagner/doctoral/).
  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/computer.labs is preferred to www.nyu.edu/labs.
  4. As a general rule, shorter is better, and common portions of names are dropped. For instance, /bobst is preferred to /bobst.library, /vilar is preferred to /vilar.global.fellows, and /coles is preferred to /coles.sportscenter.
  5. If a shorter name is not possible, then a dot should be placed between each word as it is not standard practice to make one word out of the combining of two or more words.

"Linking" Your Page

As for "linking" your page, as soon as you are contacted by the NYU Webteam regarding your URL, you are free to give out your address for others to see your page. If you would like to be linked from a directory listing on NYU's Homepage or Official Secondary Pages, then send e-mail to webteam@nyu.edu and request to be linked.

Should you have any questions, please send mail to: