The off-site resolver service provides you with external domain name resolution for computers on your organisation's network.
If you would prefer to use an off-site resolver, in addition to holding a resolver locally in your own campus network please email the service desk to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Available at no additional cost to customers connected to the Janet network
Removes the need to manage your own hardware and software
Supports both IPv4 and IPv6
We recommend that each Janet customer organisation should have at least one resolver locally in its own campus network. However, if you are from an organisation with a very small network you may find it appropriate to use an off-site resolver.
Our dedicated resolvers located in the core of the Janet network will answer queries for domain name resolution that come from client computers on any Janet customer organisation's network. Access to these servers is enabled only for the Janet IP addresses of those organisations which have registered for the service.
This service is intended to support e-mail and web use by a customer organisation, but not to resolve local queries, such as name resolution for a local printer, which should be done through local name directories if a local DNS service is not used.
Eligibility and how to apply
The service is intended to provide an off-site resolver service for smaller or less experienced Janet customer organisations with primary connections, or organisations with certain specific needs. Each application will be approved at Janet's discretion.