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Register or Record a Domain Name at Cornell

Step by step guide for all requirements in the process to request or record a domain name at Cornell. 

This article applies to: DNS


1: Network Administrator Submits a Request

Use the Request Form

  1. The form requires ALL fields to be filled in
    • To register, click Request CIT DNS Service button
    • To record, click Record Purchase Only button
  2. E-mail notification #1 (Request) is sent to unit head
  3. All requests proceed to Step 2

2: The Unit Head Affirms or Denies the Request

Use the Approval Form

  1. In the Your comments field, enter the reasons for approving or denying the request
  2. To approve: Click the I affirm the domain button

- or -

To deny: Click the I deny the domain button

3: Domain Name Manager Creates Domain or Refers Request for Review

See the Status Form

If request clearly meets the criteria set forth in the policy (recognized name of a unit, registered student organization, etc.), then

  1. Domain Name Manager creates the domain
  2. E-mail notification #3 (Domain Created) is sent to network administrator and unit head
  3. Registration is complete

If request clearly does not meet the criteria set forth in the policy, then

  1. Domain Name Manager refers request to the Domain Review Board
  2. Request proceeds to Step 4

4: Domain Review Board Affirms or Denies Request

Domain Review Board does the following:

  1. Requests supporting information from the requesting unit as needed
  2. Enters the Review Board's decision in the Domain Name Registry within one month

If Domain Review Board approves request, then

  1. Domain is created
  2. E-mail notification #4 (Approve) is sent to network administrator and unit head
  3. Registration is complete

If Domain Review Board denies request, then

  1. E-mail notification #4 (Request Denied) is sent to network administrator and unit head
  2. Domain is not created
  3. No further appeal is possible; questions may be sent to Celisa Manly (cjm5@cornell.edu)

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