At times, it may be necessary to change the ownership of a computer, printer or server or to change the Domain Name System (DNS) or host name of a computer.
If the ownership of the computer, printer or server changes, you must change the NSID that is associated with that computer, printer or server. This should be done by the previous owner of the device or by local IT support staff. Changes to existing registrations require manual intervention and thus may take up to two business days. To change the ownership for a computer, printer or server, please complete the online NSID Change of Ownership Form.
It is possible to change a computer's DNS name, e.g. pp (Ethernet address), to a vanity name like "foobar". There are naming restrictions that must be followed and requests may be denied if they do not comply. The process may take up to two business days to complete. To change the DNS or host name for a computer, please complete the online Computer Name Change Form.
You may use the PC Name Checker to find out the computer name (DNS) or host name of your computer.
If you have questions about changing existing network registration information, please contact the ICT Help Desk.