URL Naming Policy

All website URLs must adhere to UMaine’s URL Naming Policy.

The umaine.edu domain is part of our branding. Links containing umaine.edu show users at a glance they can trust our pages to be secure, credible, and educational. Avoid the use of TinyURL or other URL shorteners that remove “umaine.edu” from the web address.

Do not purchase external domains without permission! UMaine’s URL Naming Policy states:

External domain names
URLs should reside under www.umaine.edu.  No external domain names should host a UMaine site or redirect to a www.umaine.edu-based URL unless there is a valid marketing reason for doing so. In those rare cases, use of an external domain name must be approved by the Web Advisory Group.