Information technology tools and resources at the UW
Requesting a New Subdomain
New UW Subdomains
The UW Information Technology is responsible for the administration of Domain Name System (DNS) domains or zones served by the centralized UW Information Technology servers. This includes almost all domains that appear as part of washington.edu and uw.edu such as u.washington.edu and my.uw.edu. UW subdomains are very public and visible and so are subject to a process of approvals, including the head of the requesting UW department and UW Information Technology.
Subdomains under washington.edu are intended to provide a “home” for names of individual computers belonging to a particular department. Thus, subdomain names are usually derived from academic or administrative department names, typically as abbreviations such as “phys” for physics or “geog” for geography, or as acronyms such as “coe” for the College of the Environment.
New non-UW Domains
In addition to the washington.edu domain level, Network Operations can provide support for approved non-washington.edu domain names, such as kexp.org. Domains not under washington.edu can require a registration fee that might vary depending on the registrar.
Associating a UW NetID with a DNS domain will allow you to take advantage of the UW Certificate Authority program.
Subdomain refers to the (typically) departmental subdomain under which you belong. There is no general campus subdomain. If you do not know your departmental subdomain, please give the name of your department.
Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-221-6000.