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>.stanford.edu (example.stanford.edu) and also displayed when visitors land on your site.

  1. Search stanfordwhat.stanford.edu to lookup your chosen name (example.stanford.edu) to insure it’s available.
  2. From your account in Stanford Domains on the tools page, select “Add-on Domain” and enter your “NewDomainName.stanford.edu” (example.stanford.edu).
  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>.stanford.edu (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 (example.edu).
  5. Confirm your site (example.stanford.edu).

See step by step guide here.