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IT Help Desk
Kansas State University
214 Hale Library
Manhattan, KS 66506
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helpdesk@k-state.edu
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Frequently asked questions about DNS

  1. Why set up DNS?
  2. Who can use K-State's DNS servers?
  3. What are K-State's DNS servers and IP addresses?
  4. How do I request a domain name?
  5. How do I make a change or addition to my current domain?
  6. I want my K-State organization to have a public (non-KSU) domain; is that allowed?
  7. Who do I contact with questions?

Why set up 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 129.130.200.56) 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. This is not usually necessary for other services such as SMTP or POP.


Who can use K-State's DNS servers?

The K-State DNS servers are for use by anyone on the K-State network.

  • If you are connecting from anywhere on campus or the residence halls, you should use K-State's DNS servers.
  • If you connect to the Internet by any other method, contact your Internet service provider for the appropriate DNS setup information.

    Note: For security and performance reasons, the K-State DNS servers are configured to deny service to clients outside the K-State network.


K-State DNS servers and IP addresses

DNS server IP address
Ns-1.ksu.edu 10.130.30.52
Ns-2.ksu.edu 10.130.30.53

How do I request a domain name?

To request a third-level K-State domain or to purchase a public domain, use the Domain Registration form in ServiceNow. From the Service Catalog, select Domain Registration in the IT Forms section.

Before sending your request, please read the DNS registration policy and guidelines.


How do I make a change or addition to my current domain?

To initiate a change or addition to a current domain, submit a DNS Request.


I want my K-State organization to have a public (non-KSU) domain; is that allowed?

Yes. Please read the DNS registration policy and guidelines for information on having a public domain for your K-State organization.


Who do I contact with questions?

Contact the IT Help Desk for assistance.