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Apply a Custom Domain to Your Site
What is a Custom Domain?
A custom domain is a URL for your site that differs from the default URL.
When you create a website on OpenScholar, it will receive a default URL, such as: projects.iq.harvard.edu/poetry
However when your website goes live, you'll likely want to use a custom domain such as: poetry.fas.harvard.edu
Applying Your Custom Domain
If this is a new domain, please be sure to read Get a Harvard Domain.
Before you start this process make sure your site is ready to launch. Please send your requests in at least 3 business days in advance of your planned launch and we will work with you to schedule this custom domain.
To apply a custom domain to your OpenScholar site, please send an email request to HUIT helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide answers to the following questions:
What is your current OpenScholar site URL? (example: projects.iq.harvard.edu/poetry)
What is your custom domain URL? (example: poetry.fas.harvard.edu)
Do you want a www redirect for this URL? (example: www.poetry.fas.harvard.edu would redirect to poetry.fas.harvard.edu)
Is this a new domain?
- What date and time would you like this domain applied to your site? (ASAP is also an option. NOTE: This is not a guarantee but we will try our best to accommodate specific requests)
*Note - Both the default url and the custom domain will point to your OpenScholar site as of May 23, 2016