Web Domain Name Management

Purpose of Policy

Web domain names (e.g. apu.edu) are as important in today’s cyber world as trademarks have traditionally been in the commercial world. The ease of purchasing these at a low-cost has made the purchasing of names, and speculation that the resale value will increase, a growing market. The purpose of this policy is to proactively manage web domain names at APU.


This policy applies to any Azusa Pacific University employee. it regulates the purchase and cataloging of domain names used for the purposes of the university.


All Web domain names purchased by university staff or faculty will be centrally cataloged in the Office of the CIO.
Any request for domain names that will any way or form represent the University, will be requested and purchased through the Office of the CIO.
The Office of the CIO will manage the budget to maintain the currency of all APU purchased domain names.

Responsible Organization: Chief Information Officer

The Office of the CIO will administer the Web Domain Name Management Policy. Issues of non-compliance with this policy will be assessed by it and referred to the Chief Information Officer for action.

If you have questions or need clarification on this policy, please contact the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Appendix A -- Policy Routing

Edit Date:

This policy was approved by the it Cabinet on January 16, 2001.

Approved by: John C. Reynolds, Vice President of Information Technology
Author: John C. Reynolds, Vice President of Information Technology

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