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Get a Harvard Domain

You can use your existing Harvard domain with your OpenScholar site. If you would like to use your existing domain, proceed to the steps for implementing your custom domain.

To get a new Harvard domain:

In order to use a third level Harvard domain (e.g., "poetry.harvard.edu"), you have to get permission from the Harvard Trademark Program.

Apply a Custom Domain to Your Site


What is a Custom Domain?

A custom domain is a URL for your site that differs from the default URL.

When you create a website on OpenScholar, it will receive a default URL, such as: projects.iq.harvard.edu/poetry

However when your website goes live, you'll likely want to use a custom domain such as: poetry.fas.harvard.edu

Applying Your Custom Domain

If this is a new domain, please be sure to read Get a Harvard Domain.