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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

Domain Naming System (DNS)

What is DNS? The Domain Naming System (DNS) is a global naming system used to keep track of computers connected to the Internet. Each type of organization (educational, governmental, commercial, etc) is assigned a domain with the appropriate suffix. The organization at the top of the system is ICANN. The domain used the University of…

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…

Non-UW Domain Request

The following template should be completed by University departments or organizations that would like UW Information Technology to provide primary DNS for new non- “washington.edu” domain. However, before completing the template, a few issues must be clarified: All requests for new domain names hosted by UW Information Technology’s URL Forwarding Service will be acted on…

UW Subdomain Request

You may now choose to have a sub-domain under either UW.EDU or WASHINGTON.EDU. Email and other services are using uw.edu as the primary domain now and we are now encouraging new sub-domains to be under the uw.edu parent domain and then choose to also set a link from the washington.edu domain as well. Domains in…