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Creating Short URLs

If you need a short URL (Uniform Resource Locator) for a web page for publicity, you have some options:

goUNG URL Shortener

The go.ung.edu URL shortening service allows you to create short URLS for any page within the following domains:

  • ung.edu
  • ungathletics.com
  • unggive.org
  • ungalumni.org
  • ungbookstore.com
  • ung.hiretouch.com
  • ung.catalog.acalog.edu

You do have the ability to log back in to goUNG after you have successfully created a custom URL and change the destination of the URL, so plan wisely and you will be able to use a custom URL for years to come.

goUNG Random URLs

Without needing to log in, you can generate a random three character URL for any page on those domains. Simply paste the destination URL in the text box on the goUNG site, select the 'Generate goUNG' button, and you will be given the new short URL.

Random URL Example

go.ung.edu/B7A   was randomly generated to redirect to this page:
http://ung.edu/news/articles/2016/08/track-and-field-addition-bolsters-upcoming-athletics-year.php

goUNG Custom URLs

If you want a custom go.ung.edu short URL, you must log in with your UNG faculty or staff credentials. You then submit the custom URL for approval. This is to avoid conflicts and keep short-form URLs meaningful, relevant, and within the best interests of the university.  Custom URLs should meet the following guidelines:

  • Should accurately describe the destination of the link
  • Should be easy to remember, use, & share 
  • Should not cause confusion with the name of another university unit or service
  • Should not be so generic that others could request the same  (e.g. go.ung.edu/classes)
  • Should not be used for testing purposes - use a randomly generated URL for that
  • Should not contain any sublevels, i.e. , go.ung.edu/grad/apply

Custom URL Example

go.ung.edu/pros was created and approved to redirect to this page:http://ung.edu/mike-cottrell-college-of-business/pros.php

UNG Building/Map URLs

Please note, we have already created friendly URLs for buildings on our campuses for use in your publications.

ung.edu Redirect

If you need a redirect that contains a sub-level signifying a unit, i.e. ung.edu/undergrad/apply, contact the webteam about setting up an alias site for you within Cascade.

If you are wanting a redirect at the root of ung.edu, use go.ung.edu instead.

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