By Lauren Nguyen
Cal Poly Pomona is in the process of changing the web address from www.csupomona.edu to www.cpp.edu.
The change in the university’s web address is part of a campus initiative to improve the branding of the university.
Throughout the transition process, all campus IT services will be affected, including websites, email, online services, and file services.
The process to change the campus domain name will be done in phases over a one-year period. The shift is currently in its first phase, which began July 2014.
Al Arboleda, chief information security officer, played a large role in making the shift happen.
“What initiated the change was the re-branding of the university,” said Arboleda. “CPP was chosen because it is already used as part of internal communications.”
Campus services and applications are now available using cpp.edu.
When users enter www.cpp.edu, their internet browser automatically directs them to www.csupomona.edu.
Individual email accounts with our current web address can now receive email at cpp.edu.
By the second phase, cpp.edu will be made the primary web address for each service.
Individual services and applications will be migrated from csupomona.edu to cpp.edu as their web addresses. When the change takes place, affected users will be notified.
Third-year food & nutrition student Alexandra Gomez was unaware of the upcoming change.
After learning about the adjustment, Gomez was welcoming toward typing less on mobile devices.
“It was never an inconvenience to type out ‘csupomona.edu’ before, but it sure doesn’t hurt to have to type out cpp.edu following my username,” said Gomez.
“It is much shorter than what we’ve been using before.”
The csupomona.edu web address will be eliminated by July. The Department of Commerce has imposed a one-year timeline.
Their rules state that one .edu name per institution is allowed within only six months. This is in addition to one six month extension for our campus to use both csupomona.edu and cpp.edu.
Students are immediately able to start receiving cpp.edu in their email and communications.
Sending email from cpp.edu will be effective when the transition to Office 365 takes effect, which is currently scheduled for winter 2015.
After July 23, CPP will no longer own csupomona.edu.
Any person sending an email to a csupomona.edu address will receive an automated message that their email is not able to be delivered. The note will read that the csupomona.edu address is invalid and no longer exists.
Associated Students, Inc. relaunched their website earlier in the year. ASI wanted to bring along a whole new identity with the BRIC, which the website would partake in.
Kevin Arbi, a student web developer for ASI, saw a tremendous advancement from the past website.
“I could go on and on all day,” Arbi said about the improvements from the previous website.
“It can be viewed on phones and tablets while the former did not. It is a lot more user-friendly for administrators and students that are visiting the website.
“We felt the students aren’t going to have time to go on a desktop. They are mainly mobile users, especially on a college campus.”
Third-year business administration student Jason Wong is looking forward to the domain change.
“The Cal Poly schools distinguish themselves from the other CSU campuses based on their prestigious names alone,” said Wong.
“Cal Poly SLO differentiates themselves from the rest of the other campuses by using ‘calpoly.edu.’ so we at CPP should do the same as well.”
“Changing our website and email addresses for everyone on campus would be a great rebranding opportunity just like how our logo changed for the athletics program,” said Wong.
Jairo Pineda / The Poly Post
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