A domain name such as the one described above is called a third-level domain name. There is a $500 one-time fee for creating new third-level domains. There is no additional charge for registering names within the domain once it is set up. Third-level domain names should be requested by the department network contact.

Please send requests for third-level domain names to UserServices@uab.edu and include an FAS account number to bill. register the name.

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Faculty, staff and students who are involved in professional, academic, or student-social organizations are sometimes interested in hosting a web site for their group and want to use a domain name that does not end in uab.edu.


UAB cannot provide DNS (Domain Name) service for domains other than uab.edu. However, what we can do is register an on-campus server with a uab.edu name, and then you can arrange for an outside Internet Service Provider (ISP) to provide the name www.alabama_engineers.org and point it to your UAB server. The end result is that someone who types the URL www.alabama_engineers.org into their web browser will be taken to the organization's home page, which may happen to be sitting on a computer housed at UAB. Most ISP's charge a small fee for providing you with this service.

Contact the UAB Web Center for further details about this type of arrangement.

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