What is Stanford Domains?

Stanford Domains is a project at Stanford University offered by the University IT. Stanford Domains offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to register a free subdomain (mysubdomain.su.domains) and create a digital presence…

What is Stanford Domains Governance Policy?

While Stanford is providing the infrastructure to allow students, faculty and staff to create personal domains, Stanford does not routinely monitor web pages and does not assume responsibility for content. Stanford reserves the right to monitor…

Is Stanford Domains hosting FERPA compliant?

Because the su.Domains server is a shared server, you should not store any FERPA/HIPAA information, such as grades, on your site. You may be at risk of violating FERPA/HIPAA if you do store FERPA/HIPAA information.  su.Domains allows only…

How Do I Participate in the Stanford Domains?

Stanford Domains is managed by University IT and it is free of charge to students, faculty and staff.  From domains.stanford.edu, click Get Started and log in with your SUNet ID. Optional: Submit the Stanford Domains Interest…
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What’s about Stanford “vanity” URLs (e.g. example.stanford.edu)?

Stanford Domains does not manage Stanford “vanity” URLs (e.g. example.stanford.edu), but provides a location to host your site, the default is a subdomain on su.domains (e.g. example.su.domains). There are two ways to…

How long does my website last and can I keep after I leave Stanford?

You must respond to an annual renewal request email for each domain within 3 weeks or your site will be locked and then removed 2 weeks later. After leaving Stanford (i.e, graduated, retired), you have an option to transfer your website…

Introduction to cPanel

Your Web hosting account on domains.stanford.edu is managed through a control panel interface called cPanel. cPanel is an industry-standard tool for managing your domain and hosting. Using this tool, you can do all kind of thing with your…

How Do I Log In?

Please visit the Dashboard to log into your Stanford Domains account. You will be prompted to login with your SUNet credentials (or immediately redirected to your account page if you are already logged in).  

Choosing a Domain Name

Choosing your domain name is the first step in getting started with staking your claim on the web. Your domain name is a unique Web address that can be used to build out your own digital presence. As you select your domain name, there are…

What Exactly is a Web Application?

In the most general terms, a Web application is a piece of software that runs on a Web server. A Web server is a just a specialized computer designed to host Web pages. Most Web applications are comprised of two components: files and a database.…