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). 

Check to see if the short URL for your page already exists before requesting a new one. Note that a publication URL typically shortens the address to just and a single level after the slash, such as versus the full URL of

Some notes about requesting publication URLs:

  • Publication URLs are case-sensitive. We generally create all our publication URLs with lower case letters, unless specifically requested otherwise. 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 
  • Publication URLs should be specific when possible. Because each name can only be used once, we would be unable to grant School of Music admission the URL, hence they are Similarly, we typically will ask you to be more specific with your names rather than requesting a generic URL such as or

To request a publication URL for your page, submit a request through web support with the short URL you would like and the corresponding full page URL:

Please create a publication URL of for the page Thanks.