Domain Name Service (DNS)

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OARnet's members and community development clients can receive assistance with the domain name registration process. OARnet provides primary, secondary, and recursive IPv4 and IPv6 DNS service to our clients with geographically diverse redundant servers. OARnet also provides assistance with domain name registration, design and troubleshooting.

.EDU Domain Registration

Eligibility for registering a domain in the .EDU top-level domain is limited to regionally-accredited, degree-granting institutions of higher education, including two-year community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. .EDU domains registered before October 29, 2001 are grandfathered into .EDU, regardless of compliance.
EDUCAUSE is the sole registrar for names in the .EDU domain. Requests for new names in the .EDU domain are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis from eligible institutions that do not have any other previously registered .EDU domain names. At this time, there are no registration fees associated with valid registrations in the .EDU top-level domain. Information on top level domains (TLDs) and registries may be found at:


Need to Modify an Existing Domain?

Contact the OARnet Support Center at 800-627-6420 with any updates to organization, contact and/or name server information, please consult the OARnet website to determine the appropriate CRM. Updates must be made to the OARnet domain database if OARnet name servers are providing name service for your domain. Individual organizations are responsible for updating domain registration records with their registrar.

Domain Name Service Pricing

If the member or client is currently subscribing to OARnet’s internet or co-location services, the DNS service will be provided at no additional charge. However, if the request is from a non-member or client, there will be a one-time setup fee of $250 and a monthly fee of $50.

Additional Information

OARnet members and clients are responsible for domain name services provided to their constituents or clients. Additional information regarding domains and registrars may be found at:
For more information, please send an email to or contact your client relationship representative:
Education Services P-20, Education-related Healthcare and Research
State & Local Government, Government-related Healthcare and Research