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When the request comes in to support, the requestor needs to complete the request form bearing in mind the guidelines below.

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Dear (NAME),

As you may be aware we have a policy for the use and purchase of external domains. This is available on our website:

httphttps://www.bath.ac.uk/web/policy/url/guides/urls-on-the-university-website/

There are many advantages to hosting your site with the University. Find out more at https://wiki.bath.ac.uk/display/webservices/Website+hosting+guidance

If your request falls within these guidelines then please complete the form at httphttps://www.bath.ac.uk/webguides/pdf/nonurls-bathon-url-request.pdfthe-university-website/ and return it to web-support@bath.ac.uk so that your request can be considered by the Digital Steering Group (DSG).

Regards,

(NAME)

Digital Marketing and Communications

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  • How long is the domain needed?
  • What type of content will it host and how will it be managed? Does software need to be installed to manage the site?
    • Any CGI/scripting (eg PHP) or Application servers needed?
    • Supporting facilities - Databases, email lists
  • Is an upload faciility facility required?
  • Who will own the files (editors etc)?
  • Who is responsible for the content? Contact email address?
  • Is a secure certificate required? This will probably incur an annual cost
  • Are there any access restrictions required? (eg to comply with Data Protection and FOI)
  • Security - you agree to keep your own content updated in line with security patches where necessary
  • Methods of access - will be an NFS share, but is CIFS access required?
  • What logging of web access requests do you want and how long do you want to keep it for?
  • What is the name of the vhost in question (plus any aliases)?

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