Domain Naming Service (DNS)
CTS Domain Naming Service (DNS) is available to all agencies connected to the State Government Network (SGN) or the IntraGovernmental Network (IGN).
Washington State administers the .wa.gov and state.wa.us domains.
The .wa.gov sub-domain is now available to cities and counties – it had previously been available only to state agencies, boards, and commissions. Local governments currently use a variety of domain names, such as city.org or county-state.com. Cities and counties now have the option of using a domain name consistent with state government domain name conventions.
Customers interested in the Domain Naming Service for city names are requested to contact the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) at www.awcnet.org.
You may apply for a DNS name or ask for advice by completing the DNS Request Form and e-mailing it to CTS Service Desk
You can review the
state standards for domain naming.
To obtain services from CTS, eligible organizations must enter into a Customer Service Agreement (CSA).
How do we charge?
Billing and invoicing will be in accordance with Customer Service Agency procedures and will only occur in the months when services are provided.
One-Time Setup Fee
$120 per name
Time and Services
(One hour minimum charge)
$60 per hour