UB guidelines and policies for naming websites.
A page's name is the filename that is used by the UBCMS, and the
Web in general, to identify where your page is located, and forms a
key part of the URL. (A page's 'title' is the descriptive label
displayed in the browser, or search results.)
Best practices for website names recommend:
- Human-readable URLs
- Simple, friendly terms matching the visitor’s desired
The application team chooses what your final Web address (URL)
will look like based on conventions described below.
The recommended naming convention for decanal websites at UB is
school.buffalo.edu, where school is a
descriptive name created for the benefit of visitors and not
necessarily the entity name.
The name of divisions, services or programs within a decanal unit
is school.buffalo.edu/division. Further
distinctions could be made, such as
The recommended naming convention for research centers,
enterprise, service and initiative sites is