Request a Tildeless URL for Your Website
When Account Services creates a departmental account on zoo, the account has a tilde address automatically assigned to it in the form of:
http://www.uvm.edu/~acctname. You can request a tilde-less (no ~) address with a name of your choosing in lieu of this automatically created address. While we recommend that you request the new name just prior to making your website live (to reduce the risk of the site being found by search engines or web visitors), you can make the request for any official UVM site still under production or even for older sites. For older sites, you can configure your tilde address to redirect to your new address.
Note: personal accounts are not eligible for tilde-less address.
To request a tildeless address perform the following steps:
- Rename the account's
public_htmldirectory on zoo to
[Do not complete this step if you are requesting a redirect.]
- Complete and submit the following form
- Await confirmation of your new address
Your website will not be available via the internet during the process. Requests are usually fulfilled within 24 hours or you may request a scheduled time for the renaming process.