Computing and Telecommunication Architectural Standards - Internet Domain Name Standards


This document describes the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) and Washington State's Domain and Host Naming Standards, which are designed to:

  • provide for users, domain and host names that clearly indicate the legitimacy and authority of government Web applications, services, and information, (including, but not limited to those that include transactions involving personally identifiable information and financial payments),
  • provide agency domain administrators with clear written naming standards to follow when requesting Internet domain and host names, and
  • provide the DIS state Internet domain administrator with standards from which decisions can be made regarding requests for Internet domain and host names and naming structures.