UMW Learning Collaborative
Yes, we know the name might seem unusual, but simply stated:
Domain of One’s Own provides everyone in the UMW community with a free domain (a web address that YOU choose, like “www.yourname.com”) and web hosting (a place to store the files and data for your domain).
Once you claim a domain through Domain of One’s Own, it is yours. You can do whatever you want with it, and even take it with you when you leave UMW.
At other schools, you might find locked-down e-portfolio systems or other publishing platforms that limit your control. Here at UMW we love giving people agency over their digital identity. A Domain of One’s Own is one way we do that.
If you aren’t familiar with how domains and web hosting work, we recommend reading “Getting to Know Your Webspace” to learn a little bit more about how it all works.
Whether you are starting this account for a class or for your own project here are some examples of what you can do:
We also have another publishing platform, UMW Blogs, that might be a good fit for your project. If you want to quickly get into using WordPress and don’t need your own domain name or web hosting, then UMW Blogs might be a good fit for you. Learn more about the difference between the DoOO and UMW Blogs in our guide.
Currently all the Domain of One’s Own guides can be found on the Domains website. There you’ll find guides on Getting Started alongside guides for how to install and use various applications.