Template for non-UW Domain Requests
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:
First, registration of a non-"washington.edu" domain to be administered by UW Information Technology requires approval from all of the following people:
- Chair/Head of sponsoring department
- Cognizant Dean or Vice President
- Vice President, UW Information Technology
Do not worry about obtaining the approvals yourself. We will do all the legwork of obtaining the approvals. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
PLEASE NOTE: the process of securing the necessary approvals can take some time. Please be patient, and be assured that we will notify you soon after all approvals are received.
Second, the applicant organization or department must provide a billing contact. The Internic requires a payment of $15 per year for new domain registrations. Once that amount is remitted, the domain will be valid for three years. UW Information Technology will coordinate purchase of the domain, and the budget number provided on the template will be charged.
Third, the applicant organization or department should confirm that the desired domain is not currently registered to another party. They can check by typing "whois -h rs.internic.net " where is the desired domain (e.g., "some.org"). If the query returns "No match for ", then the domain is probably available for registration. Alternatively, users may direct their web browsers to "www.whois.net" for a web-based whois engine.
Finally, as is mentioned again at the end of this template, use of University of Washington DNS servers to provide name service for personal or commercial domains is strictly prohibited. Indeed, use of any UW resources, including the network, for any personal or commercial use is strictly prohibited.
Please copy the form in the box below into an email message, fill it out, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
New non-washington.edu Domain Request Proposed domain Name: (list at least two) 1: xxxxxxxx.org 2: yyyyyyyy.org (If it's not obvious, please note what the proposed domain name stands for.) Purpose of subdomain: Name of Sponsoring Department: If the group proposing the subdomain is not the same as the general department, what is its relationship to the department?: Department or Organization Information: 3a. Department or Organization Name: 3b. Mailstop : Information for Applicable Dean: 4a. Name : 4b. Phone/extension: 4c: Email address : Information for Departmental Chair/Director: 5a. Name : 5b. Phone/extension: 5c. Email address : Information for Domain Contact(s): (Domain contacts are usually, but not always, computer support persons. You may also list more than one person.) 6a. Name : 6b. Phone/extension: 6c. Email address : 6d. UWNetID : 6e. Mailstop : 6f. Department : Name control: (False or True) 7: FALSE: Anyone may suggest a name to use and we'll add it to DNS without checking with the domain contact. (Our policy is to not allow names of an offensive or sensitive nature at any time, however). TRUE: The domain contact has control of all names to be entered into the domain. We will not add hostnames into DNS until we have checked with the domain contact and verified that the addition is acceptable. We will not accept DNS change requests from email clients where the FROM address can be arbitrarily set by the user (e.g., mozilla). We will accept DNS change requests from UA hosts via UA supported email clients. We may also accept DNS changes from departmentally administered mailers/hosts where necessary. Purpose of registering domain and intended audience: 8: Department or Organization's Affiliation with the University of Washington: 9: Purpose or reason that a non-"washington.edu" domain is preferred: 10: Billing Contact Information: 11a. Name : 11b. Organization Name: 11c. Street Address : 11d. City : 11e. State : 11f. Postal Code : 11g. Country Code : 11h. Phone Number : 11i. Fax Number : 11j. Email address : 11k. UWNetID : 11l. UW Box Number : Budget Number Information: You may find definitions for the following fields at: http://www.washington.edu/admin/finacct/office/fd/help/?p=pca_home 12a. Budget Name : 12b. Budget Number : 12c. Subsub code (optional) : 12d. Task (optional) : 12e. Option (optional) : 12f. Project (optional) : 12g. Budget Department: 12h. Number of years to purchase: (The default is 3 years, if not specified)
NOTE: Use of University of Washington DNS servers to provide name service for personal or commercial domains is strictly prohibited. Indeed, use of any UW resources, including the network, for any personal or commercial use is strictly prohibited.