Short URLs (sometimes called "vanity URLs") provide departments the opportunity to use an abbreviated web address on print materials or multimedia promotions.
Short URLs should be no more than two words. Words may be connected (i.e., itsecurity) or separated with a hyphen (i.e., it-security). It is preferable for short URLs to be no more than eight characters; however, the goal is clarity, so that restriction may be waived when appropriate.
Short URL requests are subject to approval by the Director of Web Communications. Upon approval, short URLs may take up to three days to be activated.