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This page explains Biola's use of DNS services, and explains how to request a DNS name for a service.
Domain Name Service (DNS) is an internet service that translates meaningful alphabetic names into numeric IP addresses which are given to computers, services or any resource participating in the Internet. DNS translates hostnames into IP addresses and IP addresses to hostnames. An example is www.biola.edu which translates to 22.214.171.124.
This policy defines the use of Biola domain name services (which Biola IT operates for the University) to serve Biola domain names to the world, and also defines Biola’s use of external DNS services. Biola domain names are those registered and owned by Biola (at large) to represent Biola’s presence in the Internet. Biola domain names consist of biola.edu, relevant Biola-owned IP network reverse mapping domains, and domains such as biola.org which have been obtained to protect names associated with Biola in the Internet domain name space.
Biola IT retains official responsibility for maintenance of the top level DNS servers for Biola University. DNS services are maintained by systems and network administrators that adhere to University policies and practices related to server administration and security. The DNS servers are highly available (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
Biola.edu is the top level domain.
Biola IT utilizes Cisco Umbrella as the upstream DNS service provider for all Biola University network users. This effectively overrides pre-configured or hard coded DNS addresses defined on client devices.
By policy, the use of the following DNS and DHCP services are enforced as follows:
Domain name registrations must be requested by appropriate Biola faculty or administrative staff in their role(s) as Biola departmental staff. These Biola affiliated people and departments are the sponsor(s) of the registering organization's requested use of Biola’s domain name services.
The responsible sponsoring person must provide a purpose for the requested domain name and identify the sponsor's department and role at Biola. The request should be provided to Biola IT via the Biola DNS Name Request Form.