Domain Name Service (DNS)
The domain name service (DNS) is the distributed database used to provide name-related information for all the hosts connected to the internet. ITServices maintains the primary DNS database and servers for Queen's University (although in a few cases departments within the University have been delegated some local naming authority). Consequently, ITServices is often asked to assign names to workstations and servers around campus so that they can be 'found' on the network by other hosts. This collection of documents is intended to present the policy on the naming of hosts at Queen's University.
- DNS is available to departmental, instructional, and Queen's affiliated group web space.
- There is no cost for this service.
- ITServices will host non-queensu.ca domain names on-campus for a small yearly fee. This service will be of particular interest to multi-university research groups and others who wish to remove the queensu.ca specific nature of their current domain name.
- The service is intended for university faculty, staff, and research groups only. It is also intended only for computers directly on the Queen's network.
- The domain owner must be a full-time faculty or staff member and provide on-campus contact information.
- Domain name registration fees and communications with top-level authorities, such as .com and .ca, are the responsibility of the name owner.
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