UNC Charlotte Urban Institute launches new website

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2011/07/07/uncc-urban-institute-launches-new.html

http://ri.uncc.edu

I really hate we STILL use uncc.edu.

As I understand it, the university can only have one .edu domain name at a time, except for a 6-12 month transition period. If we did change to, say, charlotte.edu, then every link on the web to *.uncc.edu would break after the transition period and I can imagine the fun it would be getting everyone in the world to update their email address books to reflect the new domain… not to mention all the business cards, publications, syllabi, etc. with the old domain.

http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/show_faq.asp?code=EDUCURRENT#faq427

http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/show_faq.asp?code=EDUCURRENT#faq188

(sorry for the threadjack)

Oh no, work!

As I understand it, the university can only have one .edu domain name at a time, except for a 6-12 month transition period. If we did change to, say, charlotte.edu, then every link on the web to *.uncc.edu would break after the transition period and I can imagine the fun it would be getting everyone in the world to update their email address books to reflect the new domain… not to mention all the business cards, publications, syllabi, etc. with the old domain.

http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/show_faq.asp?code=EDUCURRENT#faq427

http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/show_faq.asp?code=EDUCURRENT#faq188

(sorry for the threadjack)[/quote]Others schools have done it.

As I understand it, the university can only have one .edu domain name at a time, except for a 6-12 month transition period. If we did change to, say, charlotte.edu, then every link on the web to *.uncc.edu would break after the transition period and I can imagine the fun it would be getting everyone in the world to update their email address books to reflect the new domain… not to mention all the business cards, publications, syllabi, etc. with the old domain.

http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/show_faq.asp?code=EDUCURRENT#faq427

http://net.educause.edu/edudomain/show_faq.asp?code=EDUCURRENT#faq188

(sorry for the threadjack)[/quote]Others schools have done it.[/quote]
::shrug:: Just pointing to the relevant information on the .edu registrar’s website. Maybe there’s an exception if domain A is just a redirect to Domain B, but the first link seems pretty definitive that you can’t have more than one .edu per institution. Doing a quick google, here’s a real-world FAQ on sosu.edu switching to se.edu that seems to corroborate my original post.

http://www.se.edu/information-technology/helpdesk/documents/domain-name-change-document.pdf

For the record, I’m all for switching to charlotte.edu. I’m just noting that there’s probably 20 years worth of links in various media that we have no way of changing that will break if we do it.

Hmmm… when I saw ‘Launch’ I was expecting a spectacular site, something cutting edge and sharp.

Hmmm... when I saw 'Launch' I was expecting a spectacular site, something cutting edge and sharp.

Try the link again.

http://ri.uncc.edu

That’s what I saw yesterday too. Checked this am after 49FN and it looks 100x better!

Now that’s what I am talking about!