Naming conventions for UW websites

IT maintains a standard naming convention for UW websites to lessen the affects of attacks to web servers coming in with strings that contain non-standard characters. These standards will help to secure the UW web servers as well as help to minimize problems with various web software programs.  

Website names can contain:


  • the standard set of characters A thru Z and numbers 0 thru 9 
  • the following non-standard characters only 
      - (dash)
     _ (underscore) 

  • 15 characters or less


Website names can not contain:

  • spaces
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