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 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 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 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 unable 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.

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