What is a custom domain name?
A custom domain name is a domain name that has different URL format than the Sites @ Georgia Tech default URL format (sites.gatech.edu/<site name>/)
What kinds of sites are allowed a custom domain name?
The website that uses a custom domain name must represent a Georgia Tech unit such as department, school, college, research, lab, and organization.
Who can request a custom domain name for their Sites @ Georgia Tech site?
The custom domain name requester must be an active Georgia Tech employee (Staff and Faculty members). For Student Organization website, faculty/advisor/full time staff needs to submit a request for students.
What custom domain names are supported?
All custom domains must be sub-domains or nested sub-domains of gatech.edu
- If the website belongs to a specific school, it should use a school sub-domain such as <site name>.coe.gatech.edu
- Student Organization website should use a gtorg.gatech.edu subdomain such as <site name>.gtorg.gatech.edu
What if I want a *.gatech.edu domain name (considered a vanity URL)?
If you would like to request for a vanity URL (1st level subdomain name of gatech.edu such as mysite.gatech.edu), you will need to get an approval from Georgia Tech Institute Communications before submitting a custom domain name request to us.
However, if you have not received the approval before submitting a request to us, the process can take up to 1 month or more. We strongly suggest you to get approval before, or go with the 2nd level subdomain name based on your department domain instead.
Can I have multiple custom domain names for a site?
No. Only one custom domain name is supported for each site.
Can I have a non-public site with a custom domain name?
Yes. But the URL will change to the sites.gatech.edu URL format after logging in due to how the non-public settings are configured.
Why can’t I see my custom domain as a link when editing my site?
If you are editing some pages on your site , and see that the links are defaulting to the sites.gatech.edu/<site name> path instead of your custom domain, this is an expected behavior for a site with a custom domain name.
When a user is logged in they will always see the original domain. When they are logged out they will always see the mapped domain.
Requesting a custom domain name
- Create a site on Sites @ Georgia Tech
- Open the CUSTOM DOMAIN NAME REQUEST FORM
- Fill out all fields of the form. To speed up the process, please follow the format on the following fields:
Select the service you are experiencing issues with: ___Websites
Short Description: ____________________________________[Sites@GT] Custom Domain Name Request
Please Describe your incident:
Requested Custom Domain: ___<Your Requested Custom Domain Name example: sample.oit.gatech.edu>
Sites @ Georgia Tech Site: _____<Your site’s URL example: https://sites.gatech.edu/sample1/>
Reason/Justification: __________<Your reason/justification to use a custom domain name>
If vanity URL: __________________<Please provide approval to use vanity URL from GT Institute Communications here>
- Click “Submit”
- The support team will review and work on your request. The process can take up to 1 – 2 weeks.