DNS Management

Parent Service: 

Domain Name Service (DNS) is used to translate between human-readable hostnames (for example, www.uchicago.edu) and the numerical "IP addresses" which computers use to route connections over the Internet. IT Services provides DNS for the campus and the uchicago.edu domain.

Wireless devices, and most devices on the wired network, are automatically assigned IP address and appropriate DNS translation servers once they are configured for the campus network. Those who require static IP addresses and hostnames can request them through a web form.

Service Charges: 

There is no charge to the user for this service.

Requesting the Service: 

Consult the ITS Knowledgebase for information on configuring devices to use the wireless or standard physical (DHCP) network on campus.

Faculty or staff who are running a server or have special connection needs which require a static IP address can obtain one by submitting a request form.

Support Contact: 

Consult the ITS Knowledgebase for help on wireless connections, physical network connections, and manual DNS configuration.

You can also contact the IT Services Service Desk by phone at 2-5800 (773-702-5800), email at itservices@uchicago.edu, chat, or get walk-in help at the TECHB@R on the first floor of Regenstein Library during reference desk hours.