If you work within the UAS and would like to register a new Mosaic website, you should first read the guidance below, and then send a request to UAS Communications.
Please note that the UAS section requesting a new Mosaic site will also need to demonstrate that it has the resources to maintain a potential new website and will need sign-off from their section head.
Where possible, UAS sections are encouraged to consolidate their content under a small set of subdomains. A high number of subdomains bears significant governance risks and might result in content duplication and confusion among users. If you wish to register a new subdomain, the application needs to make clear why the content of the proposed new site cannot be incorporated into an existing UAS website, or, of applicable, why it needs to move out of an existing UAS subdomain.
Criteria for creating a new subdomain are:
Overall, only audience needs should justify the creation of a new UAS website. A new subdomain should not be added purely on the basis of business needs, such as
Typically, UAS subdomains follow the pattern xxx.admin.ox.ac.uk. This is to reduce potential overlap with academic departments and is in line with the University’s wider approach to domain naming.
However, exceptions can be granted in cases where:
Reasons that would not justify a subdomain without .admin include:
Applications for additional UAS subdomains should be sent to UAS Communications at email@example.com. Applications will then be considered by the UAS web steering group.
Please make sure to answer the following questions in your application:
Lead editors - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Site editors should only contact the lead editor of their site
See information on the UAS website support process