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.
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 NameCheap.com and GoDaddy.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.