According to the Charter of the University of Macau, the official abbreviation of the English name of the University of Macau is “UM”. UM has been using the Internet domain name “UMAC.MO” since the 1991/1992 academic year. However, the inconsistency between the current domain name “UMAC.MO” and the official abbreviation “UM” might have caused confusion among the general public. Most of the higher education institutions in the neighbouring regions have added “EDU” in their domain names to identify as an educational institute. Therefore, the University conducted the study and decided to revise the domain name from “UMAC.MO” to “UM.EDU.MO” Changing of domain name is continued to be carried out in phases since 10 November 2018. In addition, the email address is also updated as userID@um.edu.mo / userID@connect.um.edu.mo.
ICTO is performing the domain name changes in different phases and devoting the best effort to ensure that computing services are not affected by this change.
1st Phase (Completed)
UM Main Websites
The new URL (www.um.edu.mo) of UM main site was released on 10 November 2018. Users browsing the original website (www.umac.mo) are automatically directed to the new website (www.um.edu.mo).
Some websites were also updated in this phase. These websites are as follows:
- Rector’s Office (rto.um.edu.mo)
- State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI (www.amsv.um.edu.mo)
- State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine (sklqrcm.um.edu.mo)
- State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (skliotsc.um.edu.mo)
- MyUM (e-myum.co.um.edu.mo)
- UM Identity (identity.co.um.edu.mo)
- myUM Portal (myum.um.edu.mo)
Besides the UM main site’s URL, new email address for staff, students and alumni are also enabled on 24 November 2018. This is how your new email address looks like after the change of domain name.
||Original Email Address
||New Email Address
|Student Webmail (on-premises email)
|Student UM@Connect Email
|Alumni (Replaced with @connect service since Sep. 2016)
You do not need to change any settings to receive emails from new and old email addresses in the current email box, and the emails you sent after the change has taken place will automatically adopt the new email address. Both original email and new email addresses will be kept and remain effective for a period of time.
2nd Phase (Until January 2019)
Departmental Website URL are all updated similarly as the UM main site URL. With the cooperation of the related departments, ICTO has completed the change of domain addresses on 30 November 2018. The original URL will be automatically redirected to the new URL, and this redirection will remain effective for a long period of time.
- Applications and Service Links
Up to 30 November 2018, 33% of applications and service links for public access were updated. 6 applications for public access are already changed:
In addition, other new email addresses will also be enabled. These include the following. Details will be announced soon.
||New Email Address
Similarly, both original email and new email addresses will be kept and remain effective for a period of time.
ICTO will continue to update other applications and service links with new domain name. The schedule is linked to the time of the relevant service upgrade. New domain name will also be used for new applications and services. ICTO will announce whenever there is any update about applications or services.
In order to introduce the arrangements in more detail, two briefing sessions were held on 8 November 2018.
You may also refer to the regularly updated FAQs about change of UM domain name.