CCIT Service Catalog

Provided Services

Domain Name Service (DNS)

This service is available to all Clemson University faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Service Description

Domain Name Service (DNS) is a database system that translates a fully qualified domain name that identifies a computer, server, or peripherals, e.g. network printers on the network, e.g. www.example.com, into an IP address e.g. 124.145.6.35.

Networked devices use IP addresses to locate and connect to each other, but IP addresses can be difficult for people to remember. It is much easier to remember the domain name www.example.com than it is to remember its corresponding IP address (124.145.6.35). DNS allows you to connect to another networked devices or remote service by using its user-friendly domain name rather than its numerical IP address. It serves much like a phone book for the network and internet by translating domain names into the IP address that networking equipment needs for delivering information.

Clemson University maintains DNS servers on the network to handle DNS queries. The DNS server stores a list of all the IP addresses within the CU network, plus a cache of IP addresses recently accessed outside the network.

Request for Service

Faculty and Staff: Please contact your College Consultant or TSP (Technical Support Provider)

Students: Contact the Service Desk in L02 University Union under Harcombe Dining Hall.

Service Charges

There are currently no costs for this service offering within the Clemson domain.

Service Availability

This service is available 24/7 except for scheduled downtimes.

Services that require unavailability will be coordinated and announced through the Change Management Web site at http://www.clemson.edu/ccit/help_support/cm/.

This service is available to all Clemson University faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Fee-Based Resources

Network Services - http://www.clemson.edu/ccit/get_connected/network_services/