4th level domain names
In many cases a 4th level domain (4LD) will meet your needs, for example socialreport.msd.govt.nz
Talk to your agency's IT or communications team to get a 4th level domain name.
4th level domains:
- are easy to set up
- don't need to be applied for, as the 3rd level is already registered to your agency
- can direct users to a separate website with a unique look and feel, independent of your main website
- are included in search results — a 4th level domain name helps to place the associated website within the context of the agency, whose name appears at the 3rd level, while allowing the words at the 4th level to describe the site's purpose or content, for example careers.agency.govt.nz.
An agency can create as many 4th level domain names as it needs, and at no cost.