CommonSpot: How to Request a Vanity URL

Learn how to request a Vanity URL. A vanity URL is a short, easy to remember URL (web address). This can greatly help bring traffic (visitors) to your site. Note: vanity URLs will point to the homepage (index) of a subsite, only in rare instances will this be different. The reason for this is that pages inside a subsite often change, move or are deleted, but a homepage is a stable address.

Examples of Vanity URLs

This URL: 
Becomes this vanity URL:

This URL: 
Becomes this vanity URL:


Requesting a vanity URL for your site

-  Go to

-  Click the ‘Website Work Request’ button. This will redirect you to a Qualtrics form.

-  Fill out the requested information: name, email and phone.  For the Project Type, choose Vanity URL Request.

-  Click the green forward arrow button to continue.

Vanity URL Request form

-  Type in the vanity URL information: URL of webpage to forward to and requested vanity URL. Note: the vanity URL should point to a folder on your site.

-  Click the green forward arrow button to submit request.

Vanity URL Request form

The web team will receive your request and follow up with any questions or let you know of completion. 

KeywordsCommonSpot, website, vanity url   Doc ID64575
OwnerMatthew G.GroupUW Parkside
Created2016-06-29 13:34:18Updated2021-08-09 09:08:01
SitesUW Parkside
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