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Establishing DNS names and registering contact information for them official UW NetID contacts is a common prerequisite for accessing many UW infrastructure services, web services, and applications. In some cases, these services are provided only to registered DNS contacts with UW NetIDs registered in the Domain Name Service maintained by UW Information Technology (UW-IT). In . In other cases, use of these services depends on having an X.509 certificate issued by the UW Services CACertificate Authority, which provides self-service certificate management for registered DNS contacts registered with a UW NetID in UW DNS.

Network Portal

The Network Portal provides self-service management for various UW network-related processes. Specifically, it allows users in designated contact groups to manage DNS names without the need to contact UW Network Operations for changes. 


To ensure that you have permission to request X.509 certificates and access other UW infrastructure services for your subdomain, you must be listed as a Network Contact for the domain. This is usually accomplished by virtue of membership in using a contact group associated with the domain.

Requesting a New Departmental UW Subdomain

If you do not yet have a departmental subdomain under or, please follow the process outlined here to request one:


If your department has an existing subdomain, that departmental subdomain should it will be used to create other DNS names for infrastructure services and applications under that subdomain.

As a Network Contact for the subdomain, you can manage DNS names under your subdomain using the Network Portal.


Your department needs a new DNS name for a new service and has an existing departmental subdomain of ""

For the new service, use the Network Portal to create the DNS name ""