Domain Name System (DNS)

The Domain Name System (DNS) translates computer names to Internet Protocol addresses. This naming structure makes it easier to access resources on the Internet or University network. Additionally, host and domain names in DNS can have a significant marketing and branding value. Host or domain names under are reserved for names of organizational sub-divisions or institution-wide activities/services.

Under most circumstances, new University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) websites will be created as part of the (e.g., or Individuals requesting a new UAA domain must submit a DNS request form, and adhere to the DNS guidelines below. DNS requests are reviewed by IT Services to ensure that each reflects an appropriate and effective domain, and requests may require up to 14 days for approval.

All domain names used by with UAA schools, colleges, departments, student clubs, student organizations, etc. for university related business must be managed by UAA IT Services. UAA affiliated entities with existing domain names not currently managed by UAA IT should plan on working with IT to facilitate transferring the domain registration as the domain approaches its next renewal.

Eligible Peoples

All individuals affiliated with the university benefits from the university's DNS, only university departments/employees may request domain names under the university's domain.

  • Faculty
  • Staff


  • Public-facing domains/sites must be housed within UAA's supported content management system (CMS).
  • Avoid names that could be of use to a wider university audience or university-side communication, marketing, or fund raising efforts. Generic or common terms are unlikely to be approved.
  • Names should be all lowercase, and multiple words should either be combined (e.g., or separated by hyphen (e.g.
  • Names should be descriptive of their intended use.


  • UAA sub-domains (e.g. *, if approved, are provided at no cost to the requesting department.
  • Custom root domains (e.g., if approved, will have the costs associated with initial purchase, as well as renewals, charged to the requesting department at current market rates. Domain renewals are automatically processed unless a request is received in advance from the requesting department to cancel/discontinue the custom domain.


24 hours a day 7 days a week.

  • Requests for new, or changes to existing DNS entries are processed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Supported By

This service is maintained and supported by UAA IT Services. Requests for support may be submitted anytime via the Request Support button on the right side of this page. Requests generate a Ticket which will be worked in order received and urgency by the IT Employees with the knowledge and permissions to assist with the request.

For immediate support please contact the appropriate UAA IT Support office.

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Request new DNS records, changes, or updates to existing DNS records.