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State Subdomain Services

Note: This page is for State Agencies reporting to the State Government. If you are a Local Government Agency submitting a request, please visit here to submit:  Local Government Subdomain Request

Any state entity on the network can request specialty URLs via this form, including .com, .net, .org, etc. All vanity URL ( subdomains are subject to a third-party domain registration fee and must be kept indefinitely once purchased.

There is no fee for web addresses. All subdomains requested are subject to review and approval.

Web Address (State Government)

Requesting a Third-Level Subdomain

The Management Team routinely reviews and approves fourth-level subdomain requests ( These are commonly used for applications or marketing and are seldom denied, due to the agency's name being present at the third-level.

Third-level subdomain requests do not come from state agencies often; however, with the local government initiative, receives requests from local agencies wanting to move away from a .com or .org and to an subdomain ( A naming convention policy has now been developed and approved to establish a standard.

Since State Agencies already have their third-level subdomains established (example:, usually a third-level subdomain request is due to a special program or event. In the past, these were approved without question and that led to an eventual mess years down the line when hundreds of orphaned third-level subdomains had to be cleaned up.

Now, a third-level subdomain request by a state agency must meet one of the following criteria to be considered:

  • It is a Governor's Office initiative or;
  • It is a multi-state agency initiative or;
  • Acronyms for programs should be avoided to prevent misinterpretation

Case by case exceptions may be granted. A state agency's third-level subdomain request not meeting the criteria will not be considered; however, meeting the criteria does not guarantee approval.

Other options to consider are to take advantage of page names via CMS or use the link shortener (

Questions? Please email