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How to Request a Bulk Host Database Change

In rare cases, a customer needs to make the same change to many existing Host Database entries. Examples include replacing one Technical Contact with a different Technical Contact, or changing all entries which specify one building to specify instead a different building.

While such changes could be made to each entry individually using the standard Host Database Change Entry form via the Web, when the number of entries to be changed in this way is large (for example, 20 or more), it can become burdensome. In such cases, the customer may request that hostmaster make the changes in bulk on behalf of the customer.

To request such a bulk change, send email to hostmaster@princeton.edu :

The processing time for such requests is at least three business days after the request is received via email by hostmaster@princeton.edu . Depending on the amount of manual handling by hostmaster required (typically related to the number of entries being changed), the turnaround time may be significantly longer.

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Last Updated: March 17 2017