Domain Name Service (DNS)

DNS resolves the internet protocol address (IP-address) belonging to a computer name. Practically, a worldwide network of DNS servers will fulfil this task, and every server on the network will resolve your address. Using the nearest server optimizes network traffic. 

To solve the chicken and egg problem (DNS-requests are only possible, when you know a DNS server), you need to know the IP address of the DNS server and entered into the respective configuration file on the computer. This naturally has already been done for all computer administrated by Technical servers and computers, which received an IP address through DHCP.

The IP addresses of the official departmental nameservers are: 


Please use these addresses on all computers on the Computer Science network. 


If you need additional Domains for area-spanning projects, please send an email to: