To have a Stanford brand subdomain for your website (subjected to approval by University Communication), use the Add-On domain functionality in Stanford Domains by following the below process which will make your site reachable via <sitename> ( and also displayed when visitors land on your site.

  1. Search to lookup your chosen name ( to insure it’s available.
  2. From your account in Stanford Domains on the tools page, select “Add-on Domain” and enter your “” (
  3. Place a Stanford Domains Service request to have your Add-on domain added to Stanford’s DNS (domain name system). This must fully completed first before proceeding to the next step. Include the following information:
    • Stanford domain name requested: <domain> (35 character max)
    • Purpose of the website (140 character max)
    • Description of content to be published on the website
      Note: once approved, you can continue to the next steps.
  4. Build site (
  5. Confirm your site (

See step by step guide here.