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CSP - AHoU - Development and Modification of Software Applications

Development and Modification of Software Applications  

11. Website Naming

Are all UBC web application services provisioned within this Unit in the domain name space (e.g. instead of, we use, unless not technically possible?

Control or Process Description​

The Unit's staff and faculty are aware that UBC services provisioned within the unit should utilize domain space unless where it is not possible due to technical limitations (e.g. certain SAAS applications).

Why is this Essential?

Web Applications used to conduct University Business must be provisioned within the domain name space, e.g., unless not technically possible.

Placing applications in the domain space enables users to validate authentic UBC websites, significantly reducing the likelihood of users responding to phishing attempts. Further various cybersecurity services (including proactive monitoring) are only available to site in the domain space, so being outside the domain is likely to result in less secure web applications.

Reference Links​
Information Security Standards – M11 Development and Modification of Software Applications
Subdomain Registration



What is Acceptable?

Staff/IT support staffs likely to provision websites/web applications are aware that all applications/sites are in the UBC domain space (unless this has been validated to not be technically possible).


UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service. Bell Warning