From Mark Sample, Digital Studies director
You are registered for a class that is participating in the Davidson Domains pilot, an exciting new initiative to provide every Davidson student with their own domain name and hosted web space.
Why is this exciting? It’s yours. You own it. You can add content however you want, whenever you want. Although we are launching in coordination with your class this spring, your domain is technically independent of your classes. It’s your sandbox. We’ll show you how you can keep these things separate and develop your own digital identity.
What is Davidson Domains anyway? It’s a hosted web environment where you can pick your own domain name and manage your own web space. In Davidson Domains you will have the opportunity and flexibility to design and create digital spaces, including:
- running your own professional website
- adding subdomains for additional sites with hundreds of possible one-click web applications you can host
- installing your own server environment for coding web applications
- running your own domain email addresses
- installing databases
How do I get started? We want to help you make the most of exploring your digital identity. To that end, we will be holding information sessions on the following dates. Please try to attend one session to help kickstart your domain. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, Jan 15 11:05am – 12:05pm Library/CTL Open Tutor Room
Tuesday, Jan 20 11:05am – 12:05pm Library/CTL Open Tutor Room
If you’re good on your own, go ahead and dive in here: http://domains.davidson.edu. Fill out the interest form, and we will contact you! Our media tutors are available Sundays-Thursdays from 8pm-11pm in Chambers B263 if you need help with the basics. New additions to Davidson Domains such as http://kristeneshleman.com/, http://andrewrikard.com, and http://mapping.digitaldavidson.net/ might also give you some ideas of what you can do with Davidson Domains.