IP Address and Hostname Management

Last Updated: 05/15/2013


OIT assists customers with name and address management by providing Static IP addresses and Dynamic DNS. Learn more about getting a Static IP address below.

About Static IP Address Assignments

Static IP addresses are needed for devices such as printers or servers that need the same IP address all the time.  DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is the campus standard and should be used for all devices that do not need a static IP address. A Static IP address must be assigned by OIT and it must be manually configured in the device, it is not configured automatically. Static IP addresses are not assigned for UCB Wireless.

IP Ranges for Server Administrators

All public IP space for CU Boulder can be described by the following notation:


Current wireless addresses


New wireless addresses (allow both current and new IP ranges until further notice)


Current guest wireless


New Guest Wireless


UCB DNS Servers



Dedicated IP address for your computer, server, printer, or device that does not change.

Who can get it

CU-Boulder faculty and staff.

How to get it

  1. Please fill out the Static IP Request Form for any new IP assignments you need. IdentiKey login required.
  2. A confirmation email message will be sent to the address entered below. The actual IP assignment will also be sent to this same address.
  3. If you have any questions, refer to the Help icons that appear next to each field in the form, email hostmaster@colorado.edu, or call 303-735-7575.

Online Tools and Resources

Consutation is available. Please e-mail hostmaster@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7575.

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