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Domain Names
for South Central Public Libraries


If you host your web site on the SCLS web server, you may request a shorter or catchier URL, or domain name, for your site. Having a shorter or more recognizable URL can make publicizing services and information on your library's website easier.

If you are interested in getting a different domain name for your site, here's what you do:

1. Pick a new URL and find out if it is available:

Visit register.com or another registration service.  Search for your selection.

No-cost domain names:

WiscNet can provide a free domain name for your site. Domain names issued by WiscNet end with "lib.wi.us," so you could get a domain name like http://www.yourcity.lib.wi.us. An example of a library using that type of domain name is http://www.deforest.lib.wi.us/.

2. Once you find a new URL that is available, contact Rose Ziech.

SCLS will register this name for you and bill you the costs for the yearly registration (unless you are using a "lib.wi.us" name from WiscNet).  Currently, we use Register.com, GoDaddy.com, and NameCheap.com as our registration sites.  Costs per domain name are approximately $15-35 per year.

Some work will need to be done by SCLS staff to complete the connection between your website and your new domain name.

 

For more information about domain names, contact Rose Ziech.