In case you want to register your own domain name, you need to contact the helpdesk. This goes for all domains of the forms:
- mydomain.com, mydomain.nl, mydomain.org, etc.
Note that "simply" buying a domain name outside the TU/e will not work. Or at least, you will have a domain name that does not function as well as it should. This is because of various TU/e network policies, mostly related to e-mail.
In all cases you will need to provide the reasons as to why you want to have a domain name. Most commonly people want to have both a web-presence and e-mail addresses. Therefore, we will assess those reasons as follows:
- The first case above, mydomain.win.tue.nl is relatively easy to implement. Therefore we can do this for smaller projects, e.g. for 6 months+. Note that anything less than this is not worth the hassle of setting up a complete subdomain. Please ask the webmaster for a separate subsite instead.
- The second case above is a lot harder, because we need to coordinate our services with the Dienst ICT. Furthermore we need to maintain a registry of contacts that are responsible for the various subdomains in case something happens to the service. Therefore we will only do this for substantial projects that are expected to stay for a long period of time.
- The third case above is not really an option. It is extremely timeconsuming for us to do the bookkeeping to make these "unrelated" domains work, and maintain a list of people that we can contact in case of emergency. Furthermore due to technical reasons delivering e-mail to these domains is far from trivial. BCF will therefore not allow these domains, except for a few rare special circumstances.