Carnegie Mellon University

URL Management

Controls the technical configuration of the domain, including:

  • Assignment of URLs to websites - occurs during CMS site launch and AWPS collection creation.
  • Redirects from one URL to another URL - typically occur when a URL is no longer valid and the owner wants website visitors to go to a different URL, rather than display an error message.
  • Change to a URL  - necessary when a department or unit changes its name, goes through an organizational restructuring, or wants to repurpose the site entirely. Ideally, the website’s URL reflects such changes.
  • Vanity Hostnames through third-level "vanity" URLs - this option redirects a visitor. For example, the vanity URL sends visitors to


Faculty and staff