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Below is a list of domains commonly used by THEnet subscribers and UT System Network (UTSN) members, including registration authorities and appropriate registration forms, where available. This is not a comprehensive list.

See Domain Name Registration for the four domains for which the UT System Office of Telecommunication Services (OTS) is the domain name registration authority: dst.tx.us, lib.tx.us, tenet.edu, and the in-addr.arpa for OTS-assigned IP numbers. If an appropriate domain for your organization does not appear or you cannot find the proper registration authority, please contact the OTS Registrar at (512) 471-8530 or email registrar@the.net for assistance.

Contents:

.org, .info, .net, .com
.edu
.gov
.museum
.tx.us

 

 

.org, .info, .net, .com

With very few registration restrictions, organizations or individuals may register a domain name within one of the popular .org, .com, .info and .net top-level domains. Of these four domains, THEnet subscribers typically register a .org domain name; however, members sometimes use the .info and .net domains and, very rarely, the .com domain. Please note that because OTS does not provide service for commercial activities, the .com domain is typically excluded from OTS secondary name service; there are few exceptions.

View a list of ICAAN Accredited Registrars at InterNIC.

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.edu

No longer restricted to four-year colleges and universities, the top-level .edu domain is open to any postsecondary institution that is institutionally accredited by an agency on the U.S. Department of Education's list of Nationally Recognized Accrediting Agencies.

EDUCAUSE, the association for information technology in higher education, is the sole registrar for names in the .edu domain. Requests for new names in the domain are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible institutions.

Visit the EDUCAUSE .edu Domain Web site to request and manage domains and hosts.

See also tenet.edu, an OTS-managed second-level .edu domain.

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.gov

Administered by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the top-level .gov domain hosts only official, government sites at the federal-, state- and local-government levels, including federally recognized Indian tribes, known as Native Sovereign Nations (NSNs).

The GSA examines .gov domain name applications to ensure that proper authorization has been given at the requesting governmental organization, department or agency and that the domain names chosen will not create misunderstandings about the purpose of domains and their Web site content.

Visit the GSA DOT-GOV Website or call the GSA Help Desk (877) 734-4688 for more information.

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.texas.gov, .tx.gov

The .texas.gov and .tx.gov second-level domains have been delegated to the state Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Texas, which is not currently expanding the use of the .texas.gov domain at this time. However, in some cases an agency may propose using a .tx.gov name for a special program.

The CIO of an agency that wants to register under the .tx.gov domain should send an email request to eod@dir.state.tx.us with justification (e.g., the domain name is being used by other states). The agency must maintain its primary domain name in compliance with RFC 1480. For technical assistance, contact the CAPnet Network Operations Center (NOC) Help Desk (512) 475-2432, or email registrar@capnet.state.tx.us.

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.museum

The .museum top-level domain was created by and for the global museum community and is restricted to museums, museum associations, and museum professionals.

As the .museum sponsor, the Museum Domain Management Association (MuseDoma) authorizes the registrars for its domain but may not provide registration service itself. Similarly, the registrars may not take independent responsibility for determining an applicant's eligibility to hold a name in the domain. As a consequence, acquiring names in .museum is a two stage process: First, MuseDoma must certify the applicant's eligibility to hold names in .museum. Second, the certified applicant must register their .museum names with an independent registrar.

Visit MuseDoma's about.museum pages for more information.

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.tx.us

There is no single authority responsible for registering all locality and affinity names within the .tx.us domain. If your appropriate registrar is not listed below, please contact the THEnet Registrar at (512) 471-8530 or email registrar@the.net. Currently, there is no cost for registering any .tx.us domain name.

 

.locality.tx.us

Cities and counties in Texas. Subdomains under the .locality.tx.us name space would appear as:

 

While the Texas Regional Hostmaster administers many of the locality domain names within the .locality.tx.us name space, there is no single authority responsible for registering all locality domain names. If you do not know the appropriate registrar, the top-level .us registrar NeuStar maintains a list of delegated subdomains and their contacts, but some of the information is not current. While they are working to update the list and to ensure that you have accurate contact data, contact NeuStar at support.us@neustar.us to obtain the most current contact information.

 

.cc.tx.us

Community colleges or community college districts in Texas. Registration for the .cc.tx.us name space is administered by the Texas Regional Hostmaster. The registration form is available at http://www.ns.gen.tx.us/cgi-bin/template.pl.

 

.cog.tx.us

Councils of government (COGs) in Texas. Registration for the COGs is handled by the Texas Department of Information Resources, Telecommunications Division (CAPnet Network Operations Center). The registration form for .cog.tx.us can be found at http://www.capnet.state.tx.us/registrar/cog-tx-us-form.html.

 

.dst.tx.us

Multi-county districts in Texas. The .dst.tx.us name space is administered by NeuStar, the top-level manager of the .US name space.

 

.k12.tx.us

K12 public schools, school districts and school-related entities. The .k12.tx.us name space is administered by the Texas Regional Hostmaster. The registration form is available at http://www.ns.gen.tx.us/cgi-bin/template.pl.

 

.lib.tx.us

State, regional, city, and county libraries and related-entities. The .lib.tx.us name space is administered by NeuStar, the top-level manager of the .US name space.

 

.mus.tx.us

Museums in Texas. The .mus.tx.us name space is administered by the Texas Regional Hostmaster. The registration form is available at http://www.ns.gen.tx.us/cgi-bin/template.pl.

See also .museum above for other naming options.

 

.state.tx.us

State agencies in Texas. For more information, contact the CAPnet Network Operations Center (NOC) Help Desk 512-475-2432, or email registrar@capnet.state.tx.us.

Registration authority for names within the .state.tx.us zone is with Department of Information Resources (DIR) Telecommunications Division. The registration form for .state.tx.us can be found at http://www.capnet.state.tx.us/registrar/state-tx-us-form.html.

 

.tec.tx.us

Technical and vocational schools (usage is not widespread). The .tec.tx.us name space is administered by the Texas Regional Hostmaster. The registration form is available at http://www.ns.gen.tx.us/cgi-bin/template.pl.

 

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