Frequently Asked Questions

What is Whittier.Domains?

Whittier.Domains is a pilot project of Whittier College Digital Liberal Arts. The project offers students, faculty, staff, and even student organizations the opportunity to register a domain (.com, .org, .net) and create a digital presence through blogs, content management systems, and wikis. Participants can easily install open-source applications such as WordPress, MediaWiki, Drupal, and Omeka on their space giving them a range of ways to create, reflect, and control their digital identity.

How much does Whittier.Domains cost?

There are 2 options:

  1. A free subdomain option for students, faculty, and staff at Whittier College, or anyone with a whittier.edu email address. This free subdomain looks like [name].whittier.domains
  2. A custom domain can be purchased through this initiative for $12/year (plus $7 for additional identity protection, if desired). This custom domain looks like [customname].com (can also end in .org or .net).

What can I do with Whittier.Domains?

The sky’s the limit! Create a blog, or a personal website, a professional portfolio, your very own wiki page for collaboration, or even a digital book! These are just a few examples of what is possible with a Whittier.Domains.

Most sites using websites and blogs are created with WordPress.

How do I sign up for Whittier.Domains?

There are a couple of ways to get started.

  1. Fill out our Interest Form and someone on our team will contact you.
  2. Contact Anne Cong-Huyen, or make and appointment, and she’ll set you up with a domain, get your started with software installation, or help you with your class or project.