In order to ensure the smooth and reliable operation of the University network, NYU has delegated to Information Technology (NYU IT) the responsibility to manage and provision certain network resources for the University. These resources are collectively referred to as Network Infrastructure Resources. The list of these resources is detailed under "Specifications," below.

NYU IT may delegate responsibility for management of these resources as necessary.

NYU IT and any organizations that have such delegated responsibility will be obliged to meet, and be able to demonstrate compliance with, a set of technological and procedural measures to be maintained by NYU IT.

Purpose of this Policy

This policy defines the set of Network Infrastructure Resources that are provisioned to NYU as an organization and must be managed accordingly. It also describes scenarios in which an entity within the University may be delegated some responsibility for management of a subset of those resources and the associated obligations.

Scope of this Policy

This policy applies to anyone who has direct or delegated responsibility for the management of Network Infrastructure Resources and any directly related systems, processes, or services.


1. Definition of Network Infrastructure Resources

Network Infrastructure Resources include, but are not limited to:

  1. Authoritative responsibility for the registration and management of all NYU-owned DNS namespace and domains
  2. Authoritative responsibility for the registration and management of all NYU-owned public IPv4 and IPv6 address space as well as all private IP address space used on NYU's campuses
  3. Responsibility and management for the procurement and installation of communications circuits on University premises by telecommunications carriers or Internet service providers
  4. Any network resources that depend on IP address or DNS namespace ownership (e.g., SSL certificates)
  5. Radio frequency (RF) spectrum, including any equipment that generates RF transmission signals
  6. Related physical networking infrastructure electronics, including cabling, routers, switches, firewalls, wireless access points, and DHCP and DNS servers

2. Delegation of Network Infrastructure Resources

A school or department that wishes to have responsibility for managing any Network Infrastructure Resources must submit a request to the Office of the Vice President, Information Technology & Global University Chief Information Officer for review. Requests must include a high-level business requirement for locally run network electronics or servers providing specialized network services, and must include a technical analysis demonstrating a gap in NYU IT's existing service which makes it impossible for NYU IT to meet the business requirement.

Delegations will be reviewed periodically to ensure they continue to meet the requirements set forth in this policy. Failure to meet these requirements may result in revocation of delegated privileges.

  1. Dates of official enactment and amendments: Not Available
  2. History: Last Review: November 2, 2021. Last Revision: May 29, 2019.
  3. Cross References: N/A