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What is BYU Domains? See the video below for more information.

We're excited that you've chosen BYU Domains and we want to assist you in your domain hosting adventures and needs. To best facilitate your hosting experience, we have provided a number of resources at your disposal to help make your website lit.

What is BYU Domains?

The BYU Domains program provides professors and students with the necessary tools to create a presence on the web and to take control of their digital identity

The purpose of BYU Domains (Domain of One's Own*)

BYU Domains offers many benefits to students, staff, and faculty.

Create your own online independent identity

  • Obtain your own personal domain name. Choose a domain name that best represents you, who you are, your skills and talents and one that will last a long time.
  • Create your own personal e-mail address and e-mail server

Create digital sovereignty

  • Consider your influence and contributions in your area of scholarship to a larger academic community. Find ways to collaborate with others in your area of interest. Share your skills and talents with others.
  • Create a portfolio of your work and thoughts that evolves throughout your college career and beyond
  • Protect your documents and posts from monetization by third parties
  • P.O.S.S.E. (Publish on your Own Site, Syndicate Everywhere). You can use the Known application to share your posts only to the social media of your choice and publicly or privately to whomever you choose. You are in control of your content.

Learn Technical Skills

  • Learn the necessary skills and technicalities that come with having an online presence and the technologies that enable it
    • Including securing your content
  • We hope to create an online equity of technical skills throughout BYU to level the playing field. Participate as a peer developer among others with a domain.
  • Learn what it means to manage knowledge and content and learn to apply various aspects of information science

Maintain a habit of online digital citizenship & ethics

  • Learn to communicating more effectively. Represent people and comment about others in a prudent way and avoid invasions of personal privacy.
  • Apply the principles of BYU honor code by following copyright laws and representing yourself in an honorable way to others.

Other Learning Goals

  • Maintaining professional practices by learning to create and present content professionally to your audience and to a competitive job market
  • Learn to plan communication that serves audience needs and advances the website’s goals
  • Be a life-long learner by continuing to enhance you website, the content, and features within it.

*Go here for a short history of Domain of One's Own

If you're completely new to hosting a website, we recommend beginning your journey with the Getting Started page. The directory below will help you easily get to main questions or issue resolved as fast as possible.

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