At IUB or IUPUI, whom do I contact to change a DNS entry?
Note: Before submitting a request to change a DNS (Domain Name System) entry for an IP address at Indiana University, make sure to notify your department's computing support provider about the change (to avoid creating confusion regarding the names and IP addresses of computers in your department). Ideally, this person can manage the renaming process for you.
To change the name of a workstation registered to an IP address at IU Bloomington or IUPUI, the administrator or primary user of the computer should email:
In the email message, clearly specify what you would like the new DNS name entry for the IP address to be, as the consultants cannot choose a name for you. You will also need to provide the following information when adding a new entry or changing an existing entry:
Your computer's IP address: If you don't know
your IP address, see How do I determine my computer's IP address? You may also contact your
department's computing support provider or local support
provider (LSP), or the UITS Support Center.
Your computer's name: This name may consist of
letters, numbers, or the hyphen ( - ) symbol. No other
characters are allowed, and no uppercase letters are permitted.
- The administrative contact or primary user of that computer: Provide the full name, and IU Network ID username or email address.
Note: If your computer uses Windows as its operating system, and you want it to be registered to the ADS domain, state this in your message.
Requests are processed Monday-Friday until 4pm. Updates to the name server data take effect every hour on the hour.
Last modified on April 03, 2013.