This page provides interim guidance for linking from IMCOM Enterprise Web sites. Updated March 15, 2021.

The following is adapted from usa.gov guidelines.

Links to Government Websites

IMCOM Enterprise Web pages will link freely to government-owned or -sponsored public websites. These sites end in .gov, .mil and .fed.us. Sites created by Federal-private partnerships, sponsored by the government with other top-level domains (.com, .net, .org, .edu, .school, .info, etc.) and state government sites are also acceptible. These may be linked directly from our pages. 

Local and State Government Sites

Link freely to local dot-gov, state-dot-us, and dot-edu sites owned by state and tribal governments and school boards. Use discretion with local government sites. If a local government or nonprofit organization uses a scheduling app or similar service to promote events like concerts and rodeos, garrison pages are free to link to them. A symbol reminding users they will be linked to a non-Federal site () shoud appear next to the link.

Links to Non-Government Websites

Links to nongovernmental sites (not owned or sponsored by the government) are allowed when the purpose cannot be served by a public site.  The U.S. government neither endorses nor guarantees in any way the external organizations, services, advice, or products included in these website links. Furthermore, the U.S. government neither controls nor guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of the information contained in non-government website links. A symbol reminding users they will be linked to a non-Federal site () shoud appear next to the link.

Your site may link to FEDRAMP-compliant sites.

Linking to New Services

Any additional subscribed or purchased website (such as a membership in an educational site or a photo sharing service) needs to follow the Information Technology Governance Board process. Click here (requires CAC).

QR Codes

doneright.PNGQuick response (QR) codes may be used under the same restrictions as text links. Additionally, the text of the URL should show nearby, and if the link is to an external site, the external link snippet must appear in the introductory text.

 

Evaluation Criteria

IEW staff evaluates all links using the following criteria:

  • Does the website provide information and/or services in a way that is not available on an official government website?
  • Is the website accessible and applicable to a wide audience?
  • Is the website's content relevant, useful and authoritative for citizens, businesses and/or government officials?
  • Does the website's information appear to be accurate and current?
  • Is the website's approach to the privacy of personal information consistent with the government's privacy and security policies?
  • Is the primary intent of the website to educate and inform, rather than persuade, convert, or sell? The site may include advertising but must be free from heavy marketing or promotion of products.
  • Does the website provide information free of charge?

Prohibitions

Do not link to any website that exhibits hate, bias, discrimination, specific religious views, or social agendas. Furthermore, IEW reserves the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with IEW's mission or policies.

Avoiding Privacy Issues

Commercial websites cannot be required for conducting business with the government without a contract stipulating the use of DoD privacy standards. For example, if the only way to meet with a counselor is to schedule the appointment through a scheduling app found for free on the Web, the page would be in violation of this policy. Generally, there will be one, enterprise-wide service available to perform each task.

Recent discussions with IMCOM legal and privacy officials now allow these services to be used so long as:

1. The privacy implications of using such a service are spelled out, and

2. The garrison offers a way to accomplish the same business without resorting to the PII-collecting website.  This means the web-based capability is offered as a convenience, not a requirement. A phone number to call for appointments, for example (be sure the person who receives the call doesn't type the information into the system).  

iSportsman is an enterprise system and grandfathered. You can link to it. 

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Off-Limits / Alternatives:

Do not link to commercial survey services. Try using MilSurvey, one of the milSuite.mil services. Surveys by federal entities are highly regulated, and using this service will protect you from many pitfalls.

 

Authorized URL List (AURLL)

The following is a list of nonfederal addresses  you can link to from IMCOM Enterprise Web. Links to any other sites will be removed as soon as they are found. Eventually this list will become automated -- you will no longer have the ability to link to nonfederal pages without adding them to this list.

Requesting an Addition to the AURLL

Please email the CMS  Manager and the site will be evaluated based on the criteria above.

Sites with Cautions / Alternatives

Although there is no hard-and-fast rule about PII collection, avoid linking to sites offering services without cost. 

IEW can link to the following sites IF they are not owned/operated by the garrison. That is, if a local government, nonprofit or other entity uses one of these sites to promote services or events, IEW sites can link to those promotions. However, these services cannot be used by the garrison to sign up or schedule their own programs at the present time. 

 

SITES WITHOUT CAUTIONS

Garrisons must still use discretion in their links and adhere to the evaluation criteria above. (download in excel)

 

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86fss.com

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aafes.com

abcnews.go.com

accessmars.withgoogle.com/

accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-25369386_ITM

accuweather.com

adobe.com

aerhq.org/

afneurope.net/

afsp.org

ahrn.com

ai.org/idem/prevention/esp/index.html

akwater.com/water_treatment.shtml

allaboutcookies.org

allrecipes.com

alternativeenergy.procon.org/

amazingeducationalresources.com

amazon.co.jp

amazon.com

amgeneral.com

anchtank.com

android.com

aol.com

apache.org

apartmentfinder.com

apartmentguide.com

apartmentratings.com

apartments.com

apple.com

apps.apple.com

archive.org

arcwa.org

armydigitalgiving.com

armymwr.com

armyproperty.com/equipment-info/smoke-launcher.htm

aroundtheclockinc.com

aspennw.com

att.com

audible.com/ep/FreeListens

ausa.org

autismspeaks.org

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baraboo.com

bates.ctc.edu

bbc.co.uk

bbc.com

bedtimemath.com

beliefnet.com/

bereavedparentsusa.org

bethelsd.org

bing.com

bl.uk/sacred-texts

blogger.com

bloomberg.com

bluestarfam.org

bluesummithomes.com/property-management

bp.blogspot.com

brandman.edu

britannica.com

buddhanet.net/

businessinsider.com

busytoddler.com

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caeransohoff.com/tech.html.

cambridge.org

campustours.com/

careeronestop.org

cascadiaprairieoak.org/

castforkids.org

cbsnews.com

cbssports.com

ccar-greenlink.org/

ccisd.com/

centralia.edu

channel3000.com

chicagotribune.com

childcareaware.org

childrensmuseumoftacoma.org

christianitytoday.com/

churchnext.tv

city.vancouver.bc.ca/

cityofbaraboo.com

cityprotect.com

cityU.edu

classroommagazines.scholastic.com

cloudflare.com

cloverpark.k12.wa.us

cnbc.com

cnlm.org/

cnn.com

co.pierce.wa.us

co.pierce.wa.us/1507/Recycle-Reduce-Waste

co.thurston.wa.us/solidwaste/

collegeboard.org

comcast.com

commissaries.com/

conservationgrants.com/

cornell.edu

country-kennels.net

cpanel.net

cptc.edu

craigslist.org

creativecommons.org

cshcn.org

ctcd.edu

cwu.edu

cyclerealestate.com

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d365.org/

dailymail.co.uk

defense-update.com

dictionary.com

district.fifeschools.com

dodea.edu

dodmou.com/tadecide

doosanfuelcell.com/attach_files/link/PureCell%20Model%20400%20Datasheet.pdf

doublez.net

dougy.org

doyonutilities.com/

draft.blogger.com

duolingo.com

duq.edu/

dvidshub.net/

dx.doi.org

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ebay.com

ecos.org/

edpsycinteractive.org/

en.wikipedia.org

enchantedlearning.com

engadget.com

equestspecialriders.com

erau.edu

espn.com

ets.org

etsy.com

europa.eu

evergreen.edu

evergreenresidential.com

expatica.com

expedia.com

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facebook.com

faithseminary.edu

familyrealestate.net

fb.com

fedwaymirror.com

feedburner.com

files.wordpress.com

finaid.org/

finditguide.com/

firefacts.org/

fisherhouse-jblm.org/

flickr.com

flocknote.com

fluencyandfitness.com

focusproject.org

foodnetwork.com

fooducate.com

fool.com

footloosedisabledsailing.org

forbes.com

forkswa.com

forrent.com

fortbenningandthevalley.com/

fosteringtogether.org

fox47.com

foxenviro.com.au/

foxnews.com

fpschools.org

fremont.com

friendlygrove.com

fryfiredistrict.com

fs.fed.us/land/ecosysmgmt

ft.com

ftblissfamilyhousing.com

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genius.com

genonministries.org/

geocaching.com

geocities.com

georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/piranha-cam/

gillshirekennels.com

gis.com/whatisgis/

github.com

glassdoor.com

gnu.org

go.com

goarmyed.com/

goldsgym.com

goldstarmoms.com

GoldStarPins.org

goldstarwives.org

gonorthwest.com

goodcall.com/

goodhousekeeping.com

goodreads.com

google.co.jp

google.co.uk

google.com

google.com.br

googletagmanager.com

gov.uk

greatschools.org

greenerentals.com/vacancies

greenriver.edu

griefnet.org

griefshare.org

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haleyaldrich.com/conf_2005_GTI_mccafferty.pdf

handpmg.com

haroldallenrentals.com

harvard.edu/

havenpropertymanagement.com

hawkinspoe.com

hcsrentals.com

health.com

healthline.com

hiringourheroes.com

historylink.org

hometeamdupont.com

hometownpm.com

hopkinsmedicine.org

host.madion.com/wsj/

hotpads.com

huffingtonpost.com

hydrogenics.com

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ihg.com/armyhotels

imdb.com

indeed.com

independent.co.uk

informingfamilies.org

instagram.com

intercitytransit.com

interfaithcalendar.org/

iowadnr.com/

iowaenergycenter.org/

islam4parents.com/

istockphoto.com

itrcweb.org

iubenda.com

jacksonrentals.vsites.com

jblmdpfr.com

jblmlibraries.com

k12.wa.us

k12.wa.us/

kaiserpermanente.org

kaiserslautern.de/

kaiserslautern.uso.org

kallesproperties.com

khanacademy.org

kidsactivitiesblog.com

kitsapairporter.com

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lakechelan.com

learninggamesforkids.com

leavenworth.org

lewisarmymuseum.com/

lincolnmilitary.com

line.me

linkedin.com

live.com

louisianasiteselection.com/SelectProfile.aspx

loyolapress.com/

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mail.google.com

mapquest.com

maps.google.com

mayoclinic.org

mcchordairmuseum.org/

mcchordrao.com

mealtrain.com

mediafire.com

medicalnewstoday.com

medium.com

merriam-webster.com

metro.co.uk

metroparkstacoma.org

microsoft.com

milanaap-ar.com

milarch.org

milarch.org/

mileditors.com/dev/jbmhh/index.php?cID=334

military.tutor.com/home

militarybyowner.com

militarychildcare.com

militaryfamily.org

militarysaves.org

mindfulnessexercises.com

mit.edu/

momjunction.com

mopop.org

mountsthelens.com

mozilla.org

msn.com

museumofglass.org

mwrlibrary.armybiznet.com/

myarmyonesource.com

myjewishlearning.com/

myspace.com

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nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/elephants

nbc15.com

neighborhoodscout.com/wa/crime

networkadvertising.org

news.google.com

newspubinc.com

nexthomesouthsound.com

nih.gov

northwestmilitary.com

northwindpetcarecenter.com

nourishpc.org

nourishpc.org/volunteer/

npr.org

nthurston.k12.wa.us

nwp2.com

nwtrek.org

nypost.com

nytimes.com

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odin.aafes.com

office.com

oilskimmers.com

olygamefarm.com

olympicviewgroup.com

olyrents.com

online.sfsu.edu

openculture.com

openlibrary.org/

opera.com

operationhomefront.net

oracle.com

orthodoxcatechesis.org/

osgov.com

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pacificbeachwa.com

pacificsciencecenter.org

padmapper.com

palousemindfulness.com

park52.com

parks.state.wa.us

parksiderealty.biz

parkwoodrentals.com

patheos.com/

paypal.com

pbs.org/

pcsmypov.com/

pdza.org

petersons.com

photobucket.com

php.net

picasa.google.com

picasaweb.google.com

pierce.ctc.edu

piercecountylibrary.org/

piercetransit.org

pikeplacemarket.org

pinterest.com

plaii.com/oilwater

play.google.com

plu.edu

pointsoflight.org

portseattle.org/page/scheduled-airporters-and-door-door

prairiedusac.net

primelocations.com

proudtoserveagain.com/

psd401.net

pse.com

puyallup.k12.wa.us

puyalluppropertymanagement.com/

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quora.com

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rants-group.com

realtor.com

realtydupont.com

redcross.org

reddit.com

reeder-management.com

refrigerants.dupont.com

reisinvest.com

religioustolerance.org/

reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us

resume-place.com

retailmenot.com

reuters.com

roadsideamerica.com

rpmtoday.com

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s3.amazonaws.com/nca2014/low/NCA3_Climate_Change_Impacts_in_the_United%20Stat es_LowRes.pdf?download=1 ccisd.com leadenv.com/leadenv/ envirogroup.com/links.php sacredspace.ie/ safehelpline.org/ satovacations.com/ saukcity.net saukprairie.com

saveandinvest.org

sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148116301422

scribd.com

seattleartmuseum.org

seattletimes.com

sesamestreetincommunities.org

shaggyshackpetresort.com

shopmyexchange.com

 signupgenius.com

sillpicerne.com/news

sjcmanagement.com

slideshare.net

smh.com.au

snapfitness.com

solarenergyworld.com/

soundpublishing.com/

spaceneedle.com

spartanagency.com

specialolympicswashington.org

spinnakerpm.com

spotcrime.com

spotify.com

spousesclublm.org

spscc.ctc.edu

ssp2p.org

staging.townofsumpter.org

starbucks.com/coffeehouse/store-design/1st-and-pike

staticflickr.com

steilacoom.k12.wa.us

stmartin.edu

stripes.com

stripes.com/

suburbanrealty.com

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

superchargedscience.com

survivingdeployment.com

sustainabilityinprisons.org/

tacoma.k12.wa.us

tacoma.washington.edu

tacomacc.edu

taps.org

teamnwpm.com

techcrunch.com

ted.com

telegraph.co.uk

tera.org/iter/riskmethods.html

terra.com.br

thechinaguide.com

theguardian.com

themadf.org

thenewstribune.com

theolympian.com

thepetbrigade.com

thesolarfoundation.org/national

thesun.co.uk

thetimes.co.uk

thomasregister.com/olc/afl/

thunder100fm.com

topuniversities.com/

translate.google.com

travelandleisure.com

tribnet.com

tricare-overseas.com/

tripadvisor.com

trm.org

trm.org/volunteer/

trulia.com

twitter.com

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ufl.edu

umuc.edu

upsd83.org

urbandictionary.com

us.fsc.org

us.sunpower.com/utility-scale-solar-powerplants/solar-energy-projects/solar-star-projects/

us-army-info.com/pages/ranks.html

usatoday.com

usnews.com

uso.org

usppartnership.com/docs/Sec3212007Rep011309.pdf

usps.com

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vanderbilt.edu/

verywellfamily.com

veteranscrisisline.net/

villageofnorthfreedom.com

vimeo.com

vox.com

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w3.org

wacareerpaths.com/

wapave.org

washingtonpost.com

waspc.org/stage.dll/$/

wbdg.org/ffc/dod/unified-facilities-criteria-ufc/ufc-1-200-02

weareteachers.com

weather.com

webmd.com

webtools.ncsu.edu

weebly.com

welcome-to-rlp.org/

whatcanidowiththismajor.com/info.html

whatsapp.com

whidbeycamanoislands.com

whyislam.org/

wi57.tv

wikihow.com

wikimedia.org

wikipedia.org

wiktionary.org

willowproperties.com

windermereolypm.com/

windermereyelm.com

winstarbedandbiscuit.com

wired.com

wix.com

wkow.com

wordpress.org

woundedwarriorproject.org

wpt.org

wrco.com

wrdbam.com

wrpq.com

wsda.org

wshs.org

wsj.com

wta.org

wyou.org/

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yahoo.com

yahoo.com

ycs.wednet.edu

yellowpages.com

yelmpropertymanagement.com

yelp.com

youtu.be

youtube.com

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zaran.com

zerotothree.org

zillow.com

 

approved URLs

The IEW Authorized URL List (AURLL or AUL -- pronounced "Owl")  is a list of nonfederal addresses  you can link to from IMCOM Enterprise Web.

Links to any other sites will be removed as soon as they are found.

Eventually this list will become automated -- you will no longer have the ability to link to nonfederal pages without adding them to this list.

To submit candidates for this list, pleasae contact the IMCOM HQ CMS Manager.

Scroll down for the AURLL

 

The AURLL is the mirror image of a whitelist. It is not a whitelist, which are sites one is allowed to visit on a particular piece of hardware, and it is not the opposite of a whitelist, which would be a blacklist.

 

 

Webmaster Guides

The first things you need to know
Here is the latest guidance on the use of forms in IEW. This continues to evolve, so come back often
This page sets forth IEW's policy for external links. The Authorized URL List (AURLL) is published on this page.
Steps to becoming and remaining a member of the IEW team
These pages are not intuitive, but extremely easy once you have the key