For many users, the URL - or, website address - of Salvation Army pages is too long for use in promotional materials or word-of-mouth communication. Fortunately, it is possible to have a www.yourname.org website URL created that will re-direct the visitor to your Salvation Army website.
Some examples of this are:
http://www.centralcommissioning.org - which redirects to - http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc_commissioning.nsf
http://www.centralmissions.org - which redirects to - http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc_missions.nsf
Creating a Shorter URL
Currently, www.yourname.org URLs for websites originating in the Central Territory USA are being registered through USC THQ as a service to web developers in the field. This ensures that a specific person will not have to be notified in the event that a) they are no longer in charge the website and b) the domain is set to expire. Most domains are registered for periods of 1, 2 or 3 years. It is critically important that steps are taken to ensure it can be successfully renewed after that period. Most commonly, expired URLs are bought by third-party vendors who often try to re-sell them back for thousands of dollars, or post miscellaneous ads in place of the site.
For that reason, it is highly suggested that THQ registers the domain name for you.
If you are interested in securing a shorter URL for your website, please contact your Divisional IT department in order to begin the process of securing the URL registration through THQ.