Intranet/Internet Trouble Reporting Contacts


Domain Name for Server (DNS)

Questions on domain name server (DNS) registration should be directed to Vicki Allen, WVDE Office of Instructional Technology: or (304) 558-7880.

DNS Registration information on web server URL and IP assignments.

Policy 2460, "Safety and Acceptable Use of the Internet by Students and Educators," was revised and became effective on September 9, 2001. Policy 2460 is online at

The part of Policy 2460 pertaining to domain names:

"3.3.5. Those server administrators or technical contacts requesting domain names for local servers must apply to the WVDE through an application process. Those receiving a domain name must follow all guidelines detailed as part of the application process, including the adoption of a current safety and acceptable use policy."

"3.5.1. If a school or county is running or wishes to run a network server, that school/county must request an application from the WVDE Office of Technology to be granted an appropriate domain name. As part of the application process the school/county is required to have local guidelines for web publishing as part of their acceptable use policy. A copy of that document must be on file with the WVDE."

The application requests the IP address on the local server, the purpose of the request, and the physical location of the server. A technical and administrative contact and the appropriate signatures are also required. Naming conventions for the domain name have been adopted by the WVDE and will be assigned in accordance with the application process. The appropriate local acceptable use policy must accompany the application.

The application can be downloaded in PDF format using the link below.

The PDF file can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader and will appear and print with appropriate page breaks. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free software program downloadable from This will provide you a paper copy of the form with appropriate layout. You cannot enter data directly into this PDF file.

Request for Public IP Address and/or Domain Name Server Registration Form - PDF file for print copies of the DNS Application