UCSC DNS & DHCP Service Requests
DNS & DHCP Service Requests
Local Information Technology Specialists and other technical support staff can use the forms below to request new DNS names, move a named host to another subnet address, create an alias to an existing name, change a name, and return names and addresses when they are no longer needed. New hosts that will use an old name and address need to have the physical network address or "MAC address" of the new computer associated with the old name and address.
This service is for the academic network only. See below for information regarding the residential network, ResNet.
Filling out a request form creates an email that is sent to the technical contact named in the request. The technical contact must reply to this email. This is an essential part of the process. You will receive an acknowledgement when your request is completed, and an estimate of when it will be active. Any of these changes can be scheduled.
All ucsc.edu names are owned by the University. The Public Information Office has final responsibility and authority to reassign names or to block the use of a name that is objectionable.
If you have a question about the service, wish to reach Network Operations staff, or have a request that does not fit a form in the list below, then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your situation.
Computers on resnet are given DHCP addresses with a renewable lease. Your computer will automatically renew its address lease unless you don't use it. Moving your computer to a different college will cause an early switch of addresses to match your new location. Residential computers cannot register for distinctive names at this time. Computers that cannot use dynamic addresses via DHCP are not compatible with the resnet services offering.