How do I request a publication URL?

Publication URLs allow departments to publish shorter URLs to their key pages in print. You can request a publication URL for any page where the full URL will be problematic due to space (such as on a business card) or helping the user remember the URL (such as on a poster). Every page shouldn't have a publication URL, as they require time and resources to create and manage.

You can see a list of known publication URLs in the Resources section of the Web Site Guide. Check to see if there's already a short URL for your page before requesting a new one. Note that a publication URL typically shortens the address to just www.pugetsound.edu and a single level after the slash, such as www.pugetsound.edu/websiteguide versus the full URL of www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/office-of-communications/web-site-guide/.

Some notes about requesting publication URLs:

  • Publication URLs are case-sensitive. We generally create all our publicatioon URLs with lower case letters, though in the full list you may notice a couple of examples with upper case letters. If you request your publication URL with lower case letters, you cannot advertise a URL with upper case letters mixed in--it won't work.
  • Publication URLs cannot contain spaces. You can request a publication URL with hyphens separating the words if this is a concern, such as www.pugetsound.edu/becoming-a-peer-tutor. 
  • Publication URLs should be specific when possible. Because each name can only be used once, we would be unlikely to grant School of Music admission the URL www.pugetsound.edu/admission, hence they are www.pugetsound.edu/musicadmission. Similarly, we typically will ask you to be more specific with your names rather than requesting a generic URL such as www.pugetsound.edu/application or www.pugetsound.edu/policies.
  • Publication URLs may take a few days to put into place, as they are requested through the Web Manager and executed by Technology Services.

To request a publication URL for your page, send an e-mail message to the Web Manager with the short URL you would like and the corresponding full page URL:

Please create a publication URL of www.pugetsound.edu/websiteguide for the page http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/office-of-communications/web-site-guide/. Thanks.