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Domain Name System (DNS)

DNS servers are used to translate user-friendly domain names (such as www.ksu.edu or www.k-state.edu) into numeric IP addresses (such as 129.130.12.1) in order to make a network connection to the remote service or host. Since it is the DNS servers that provide this service, you must configure your system with the numeric IP addresses of the DNS servers.

Enterprise Service Technologies (EST) in Computing and Telecommunications Services at K-State maintains a set of officially supported Domain Name System (DNS) servers for use by members of the K-State computing community. They are the primary contact for setting up and managing the central domain name service on campus. This includes new registrations, renewals and IP changes to current domains.

To request a domain name or make changes to your current domain, please email dns@k-state.edu.

If you need assistance configuring your computer to use the DNS servers or have any other DNS questions, contact the IT Help Desk.