Localities in Iowa:
Localities around the country:
There is currently no charge to register a single domain in these delgations, however organizations with more than one registration in a locality will be billed $10 annually for each additional domain beginning in January 1998.
IMPORTANT!! - Staring on January 1, 2010, there will be a $10/yr annual fee for all .US locality domains managed by Silicon Prairie Communications. We have found it necessary to upgrade servers and services and the ongoing costs of managing the locality zone files is forcing us into this situation. We have provided no-cost DNS services for over 15 years now in Central Iowa and the time has come to seek a more commercial mode of operation. In 2009, all current customers will set up with better tools for managing DNS settings and we will be updating all contact information.
To register a domain, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to Silicon Prairie Communications, P.O. Box 555, Indianola, IA 50125-0555, or call +1 515-961-0100
If you are running your own nameservers, please provide at least two NS (nameserver) records. List the primary nameserver first. For example:
IN NSpri-ns.mydomain.ankeny.ia.us. IN NSsec-ns.another-net.com.In this example, the primary nameserver is in the domain being delegated (this is most convenient, but not necessary). It is recomended (but not required) that the primary and secondary nameservers be on physically separarte networks in separate locations. At this time, I am able to provide secondary name service if you have only a primary nameserver. Please let me know if you need me to provide a secondary nameserver.
If you cannot or do not wish to run your own nameservers, I will place any vaild record directly into your subdomain.
IN MX10 domain.ankeny.ia.us.You must make arrangments with the forwarding host (as given in the MX record) to deliver your mail.
email@example.com -> firstname.lastname@example.orgNo other arangements need to be made to route to an existing mailbox.
IN HINFO"Pentium-200" "Windows-95"
The structure of the US Domain is described in RFC1480 by the administrator, Jon Postel, and original registrar, Ann Westine Cooper. Consult this list of valid DNS Resource Records, then go to the RFC to determine proper syntax. If you require assistance, please ask.
The services listed above are free in sub-domain(s) you register in the domains I administer. Further services (dial-up POP email, WWW hosting, etc.) are available at a nominal charge from the Infoplex Communications. General information about the Domain Name System may be found on David Simmons' DNS Web pages or in the book DNS and BIND, 2nd Edition by Paul Albitz and Cricket Lui (ISBN 1-56592-236-0). Please contact me for assistance in determining the correct configuration.
For registation information concerning other delegated sub-domains of the US domain, consult this list. Note: While it is free to register in many of these delegated domains, a few administrators charge a small setup and/or maintenance fee.