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How-to: Use subdomain shortcuts

posted Oct 20, 2010, 12:55 AM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Oct 20, 2010, 3:31 AM by Joshua Lau ]
Today in intranet help, we'll be looking at subdomain shortcuts on the intranet. A "domain name" is a way of referring to the address of a website - for instance, the following are all domain names:
The main part of the domain name is usually the second word. In the examples above, these identify who owns the site: Google (google) and the Sydney Morning Herald (smh). 

The term subdomain usually refers to the first word. It usually indicates a section or area that is related to the site. For instance, here are some of the subdomains used by Google:
What you may not realise is that there are several subdomains that you can use as shortcuts to help you access parts of the JRAHS intranet quickly and efficiently. Here is a list of the subdomains on our intranet:

Subdomain shortcuts on the JRAHS intranet


When you type in an address such as the ones above, you will be redirected from the short address to a longer one (such as sites.google.com/a/jamesruse.nsw.edu.au/faculties). You can still use the subdomain shortcuts when referring to other pages within each site, however. For instance: 
We hope you find these useful to help you get to the various parts of the intranet faster!
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