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Domain Name System (DNS)

DNS servers are used to translate user-friendly domain names (such as or into numeric IP addresses (such as 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) 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 and IP changes to current domains.

Use ServiceNow for new DNS requests or to make DNS changes. From the Service Catalog, select DNS Request in the IT Forms section.

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