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

CDT coordinates registration renewals.

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 a Case/Request (or Service Desk if you do not have access to the CDT Request System)

  • To request to Add, Change or Delete a DNS entry, or for other DNS services, submit a Case/Request: Order Now