Terms of Service

Domain of One’s Own registration and support policy

A Domain of One’s Own is a project at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) that provides users with a domain name (URL) and allows them to tie that URL to University-provided Web hosting. The system is maintained by the University of Mary Washington’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT).

The first step for anyone using Domain of One’s Own is to strategically choose a domain. Domains are meant to be more permanent, a piece of the web that’s carved out for a person or long-term project. DTLT is happy to work with faculty and staff from the ground up in thinking through the decision-making process that goes into naming your piece of the web. The DKC is available to work with students.

Every member of the UMW community can get a single domain. Here are the policies for how we support those Domains, including when and how we offer additional Domains.

All Users

  • Users of the system are expected to abide by all federal and state law (including copyright and intellectual property law) as well as by UMW’s Network and Computer Use Policy, UMW’s honor code, and UMW’s statement of community values.
  • UMW may remove any content that is found to be in violation of any of these laws, policies, or standards.
  • Domains may not be used for nonprofit or for-profit businesses or organizations and may not act as gateways for financial transactions. In addition, domains may not be used for events that are non-recurring or do not involve the UMW community.
  • UMW may terminate this project at any time. Users will be given the opportunity to take personal ownership of their domains and export all of their content if the project should end.

Academic Programs

  • Academic Programs may have one domain.
  • Primary Academic Program sites should exist on umw.edu. Please email webmaster@umw.edu for access and support.

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty and staff can receive one primary domain and are encouraged to build off of their domain by using subdomains and/or directories.
  • Faculty and staff may have one addon domain name (separate URL).
  • Faculty and Staff users who receive a domain and hosting space may continue to use it for as long as they are employed by UMW. Upon severing their employment with the University, access to hosting space will become unavailable and domains will no longer be renewed.
  • Faculty and Staff can email DTLT to learn about how they can migrate their content off of Domain of One’s Own.

Students

  • Students can receive one domain and are encouraged to build off of their domain by using subdomains and/or directories.
  • Student users who receive a domain and hosting space may continue to use it for as long as they are a student at UMW. Upon graduation, suspension, or withdrawal, access to hosting space will become unavailable and domains will no longer be renewed.
  • Students can visit the Digital Knowledge Center to learn about how they can migrate their content off of Domain of One’s Own.

Student Organizations

  • Student Organizations, such as clubs may request a domain if they are an active and approved University club. Student Organization domains will live on the faculty or staff advisor’s Domain of One’s Own account as an addon domain.

Additional Domains

  • Academic Programs, faculty, and staff can submit addon domain applications to DTLT. Addon domain applications will be reviewed by DTLT and must exhibit pedagogical or scholarly relevance in order to be approved.
  • Domains can also be purchased separately but hosted by the Domain of One’s Own Web server. DTLT can assist with making strategic choices about domain registration.

Support

  • DTLT supports faculty and staff’s pedagogical work with Domain of One’s Own.
  • Students can seek assistance for any activity on Domain of One’s Own from the Digital Knowledge Center.

All Users

  • Users of the system are expected to abide by all federal and state law (including copyright and intellectual property law) as well as by UMW’s Network and Computer Use Policy, UMW’s honor code, and UMW’s statement of community values.
  • UMW may remove any content that is found to be in violation of any of these laws, policies, or standards.
  • Domains may not be used for nonprofit or for-profit businesses or organizations and may not act as gateways for financial transactions. In addition, domains may not be used for events that are non-recurring or do not involve the UMW community.
  • UMW may terminate this project at any time. Users will be given the opportunity to take personal ownership of their domains and export all of their content if the project should end.