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A public IP address is a feature of the OIT service called Wired Network Connection. The information contained in the following link will guide you through the process to obtain a public IP Address: Ordering a Public IP Address.
Domain names such as mycoolsite.com can be obtained by contacting your off campus web hosting provider. For information pertaining to these providers visit: Web Site Hosting.
To obtain a university related host name (mycoolsite.byu.edu) simply submit your request in the Host Name Registration Order Form.
Requests to point a domain name such as mycoolsite.com must be made to your off campus web hosting provider.
To point a university related host name (mycoolsite.byu.edu) to an IP address simply make your request via the Host Name Registration Order Form process.
Requests to extended wireless coverage to a specific area on campus can be made via a call to the OIT Service Desk at 801-422-4000. These requests fall into the annual campus planning process and will likely take time to fulfill, however your feedback is extremely helpful in identifying the highest priorities given the expressed interest.
Cloud computing is an ever growing and changing environment. A variety of services exist both on and off campus to meet individual and departmental needs. To review some of the on campus options available to you visit: Ycloud.
A strong password is your best defense in safeguarding your personal information and when interacting with university systems. Visit the BeSafe site for guidance on what makes a strong password.
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