- Your domain is already registered in DNS.
- If your domain is registered in UW DNS:
- You must be registered in UW DNS as a domain contact for your domain. See Managing DNS Names For Infrastructure Services Access.
- If your domain is registered elsewhere:
- You must be listed as a contact for the domain in a WHOIS lookup. The email address used to make the "add domain" request must be listed in the domain registration record. As of 2018-05-25 this is a fairly loose requirement due to GDPR's impacts on WHOIS.
- The domain must be owned by the University of Washington, and a clear relationship between your domain and the University of Washington must be evident from a WHOIS lookup. How clear this needs to be is subjective and is in the hands of InCommon administration. Typically, use of UW street addresses and UW email addresses for contacts is sufficient. In some cases where a domain belongs to an academic consortium of which UW is a member (but doesn't own directly), we can have the domain approved if there is a clear link to UW based on a WHOIS lookup. As of 2018-05-25 this is a fairly loose requirement due to GDPR's impacts on WHOIS.
- You must review the Domain Control Validation (DCV) options and select a method (E-Mail, HTTP, or CNAME). The strongly recommended DCV option is to list the email address email@example.com in one of the WHOIS contacts (it doesn't matter which) and then let us know you've done this (e.g. "I've added firstname.lastname@example.org as a WHOIS contact and want to use this for DCV"). This allows for streamlined DCV renewals in the future. If your domain is registered with Network Solutions please let us know before adding email@example.com as a contact–there is a prerequisite on our end. As of 2018-05-25 Email DCV is not recommended due to GDPR's impacts on WHOIS.
- If you select the E-Mail option you must provide the email address that you would like to use for the process. Arbitrary email addresses cannot be used for DCV–the link above details which email addresses are accepted by InCommon.