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Domain Name System (DNS)

The Domain Name System (DNS) provides mapping of human-readable hostnames (e.g. www.uvm.edu) to IP addresses (e.g. 132.198.101.197).

UVM provides DNS service to the campus through two name servers:

  • ns1.uvm.edu (132.198.201.10, or 2620:104:e001:1002::a)
  • ns2.uvm.edu (132.198.202.10, or 2620:104:e001:1003::a)

DNS servers are hosted in different datacenters on and off campus, and have redundant configurations.

Most computers at UVM receive DNS server configuration information via Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

If you have a server or device, with an assigned, static Internet Protocol (IP) address you would like to be able to look up using a DNS name, please write to dns@uvm.edu.

 

Features

  • Resolution in both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Highly available
  • Recursive service for non-uvm.edu names
  • Cached and authoritative queries answered in sub-millisecond times (your results may vary depending on your network connection)

Get Started

  • Contact the DNS team at dns@uvm.edu to request a name to IP assignment.

Learn More

For IT Professionals

Please be aware that requests for names will require careful vetting.  

AT A GLANCE

ELIGIBILITY

  • Current Students, Faculty, and Staff

REQUIREMENTS

  • A device with an assigned static IP address
  • Authorization from a University entity allowing the request on behalf of that entity for a server, service, or specialty device.

SUPPORT

  • Systems Architecture and Administration

RATES

  • No additional charge

Help and FAQs

The following resources are available for receiving support for this service.