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 126.96.36.199) in order to make a network connection to the remote service or host. Since it's the DNS servers that provide this service, you must configure your system with the numeric IP addresses of the DNS servers.
K-State's Enterprise Server Technologies (EST) 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.