Domain Name System (DNS)

The Domain Name Request System is the place to go to request new domains under CA.GOV.  It contains the definitive registry for existing third-level CA.GOV domains ( for state and local government entities (e.g., city, county, police or fire department, reclamation, water district, etc.).

Domain Name System.


  • DNS registration for third-level domains under “CA.GOV” (i.e.,
  • Built-in prompts to help guide users through required documentation for new requests
  • Built-in prompts to help guide users through proper nomenclature per policy (SAM 5195, SIMM 40A)
  • Access to your domains’ ownership information at any time
  • Annual reminders for domain owners to keep domains and contacts current

This offering is classified as a Current Service.



CDT coordinates registration renewal.

There are no charges for DNS administration.

Government entities can request new third-level domains ( via


Government entities with existing domains can submit technical / administration / maintenance requests to CDT via Remedy (or Service Desk if you do not have access to Remedy)

  • To request to Add, Change or Delete a DNS entry, or for other DNS services, submit a service request directly in Remedy: Request Now