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University Web Management

Universal Resource Locators (URL)

Background

Over the last year, much attention has been given to the University's web presence.  One issue raised on a regular basis is related to the names used in the web addresses – also called URLs – within the CSUN domain.  Many of the addresses contain throwbacks to twenty-year old computer accounts and artifacts of early web techno-speak.   These addresses, however, do not serve users of the CSUN web pages since they do not clearly represent the location and nature of the content.

To address this situation, we recommend a set of best practices for constructing the URLs of CSUN web sites.  The goal of the recommendations is the creation of URLs that: