Domain Name System

Included with membership

MOREnet will provide registration and maintenance services for .mo.us domain names, subdomains and host names. MOREnet also assists it members with domain registrations and will host member domain names, subdomains and host names. Before you request MOREnet's DNS services, please read MOREnet's Domain Name System FAQ and review the conventions shown below.

Educause provides registration of .edu domain names. To register an .edu domain name, see http://www.educause.edu/edudomain. There are a number of organizations that register other domains, such as .com, .org, and .net. A list of these organizations can be found at http://www.internic.net/alpha.html.

Background Information

Host name - The part of the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) that specifies a particular computer or server where information is stored.

Domain name - The unique part of the FQDN that translates to an IP address that points to a specific server where the website files are stored.

Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)

Host Name

Subdomain

Domain Name

www.more.net

www

 

more.net

mail.hs.school.k12.mo.us

mail

hs

school.k12.mo.us

fred.science.university.edu

fred

science

university.edu

library.lib.mo.us

library

 

lib.mo.us

Domain Name Registrations

MOREnet

MOREnet can process requests to host DNS records for the following types of domain names. If you are unsure of the type of domain that you should request for your organization, read MOREnet's Domain Name System FAQ.

Organization

Domain

Four-year colleges and universities

<school_name>.edu

Non-profit organizations

<org_name>.org

Two-year colleges and community colleges

<school_name>.cc.mo.us

Other organizations in Missouri

<org_name>.gen.mo.us

Public and private school districts

<school_name>.k12.mo.us

State, regional, city and county libraries

<lib_name>.lib.mo.us

Technical and vocational schools

<school_name>.tec.mo.us

To register a domain name through MOREnet:

  • Log in to MyMOREnet and select Domain Name Services, or
  • Contact MOREnet Technical Support by phone at (800) 509-6673 or e-mail help@more.net.

Non-MOREnet

Organizations not affiliated with MOREnet wishing to register .mo.us domains will find information on the .us domain registrar's website. Many .us localities currently exist. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the .us domain registrar or the appropriate delegated subdomain contact. Information about registering non-delegated .us localities is available under the Interim Process heading on the Delegated Managers webpage.

To request a locality-based domain name, please complete and submit the .us Domain Template to the .us domain registrar or the appropriate delegated subdomain contact.

Domain Registration Other Than .mo.us

MOREnet does not register domains other than .mo.us. Educause is the sole register for .edu domain names. Information on registering an .edu domain name can be obtained from http://www.educause.edu/edudomain/. There are a number of organizations that can register other domain names, such as .com, .net, .org. A list of these organizations can be found at http://www.internic.net/alpha.html. These organizations all charge an annual fee for registering your domain name.

Subdomain Registrations

An organization can have multiple subdomains under a single domain. Subdomains may be used to group together host names for related computers within a domain. They may be used to separate groups of internal host names or Microsoft Active Directory Domains from other host names. As always, it is best to avoid mixing internal and external DNS. Subdomains can also be used to provide name space for groups within your organization, providing them some autonomy in their domain name service.

Typically, subdomains are registered at the same time the host is registered.They do not require submission of an additional request, unless they are to be serviced by another name server or configuration file. Simply use subdomains as extensions to your domain to separate services, if needed. The subdomain will be added automatically to your DNS configuration file when you append it to your domain name in your host name requests.

Host Registrations

MOREnet can process requests for host registrations under registered domains or subdomains, when we are servicing the domain name from our name server. An organization can have multiple hosts under one domain. Host registrations are typically used for a Web server, mail server or workstation. Many times a computer will need a registered address to be able to download software with enhanced encryption, like Netscape Communicator.

To register a host name or subdomain through MOREnet:

  • Log in to MyMOREnet and select Domain Name Services, or
  • Contact MOREnet Technical Support by phone at (800) 509-6673 or e-mail help@more.net.