State of Oregon - Online Services
|800 NE Oregon St Portland OR 97232|
|Phone: 503-731-4486 Fax: 503-731-4034|
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Why is Online Services switching to dialoregon.net?
Online Services has been through a number of name changes over the
past decade. Some of our customers may know us as Oregon ED-NET
(orednet.org) while others may know us as COMPASS. Still others may
know us as Video and Online Services (OregonVOS.net) or just Online
Services. Each time we have gone through a major name change, we have
changed our domain to reflect our new name.
In anticipation of even further name changes in the future, we have
decided to switch to a generic domain that reflects what we do rather
than who we are. By switching to the generic dialoregon.net domain,
we hope to avoid any further domain changes regardless of what our
actual name happens to be.
Do I need to change to dialoregon.net?
No, you absolutely do not need to change to dialoregon.net. If you
are using OregonVOS.net or orednet.org, you may continue to use either
one for as long as you have an account with Online Services. You are
not required to make any changes to your current account and you
should not experience any problems if you do not switch to
In other words, unless you want to change to dialoregon.net, you do
not need to make any changes to your account or computer.
Will people still be able to send me email if I don't switch to
Yes, you will still receive your email if you don't switch to
How does the switch affect my personal web pages on your web
You do not need to make any changes to your web pages. The domains
dialoregon.net, OregonVOS.net and orednet.org are completely
interchangeable, so people will be able to access your web site
regardless of which domain they use. You may of course switch your
web pages to dialoregon.net if you like. Please see our instructions for switching to
How do I access the webmail reader?
You can access the webmail reader through http://dialoregon.net. There is a
link to the webmail reader on our home page and also a link at the top
of every web page on our web site.
What differences will I notice to Online Services with the switch
- Our web site has been updated to reflect the switch to
- All of our documentation will now refer to dialoregon.net
- When we send email to our customers, these messages may be
addressed to your dialoregon.net address
How do I switch to dialoregon.net?
Please see our instructions for
switching to dialoregon.net.
When can I switch to dialoregon.net?
You may switch to dialoregon.net at any time.
Do I need to notify Online Services if I switch to dialoregon.net?
No, you do not need to notify us if you decide to switch. Merely
follow the instructions for switching
Can people send email to my dialoregon.net address even if I don't
Yes, all customers on our system have a dialoregon.net address.
Basically, the dialoregon.net, OregonVOS.net and orednet.org domains
are all interchangeable. So, regardless which of the three domains
someone uses for your email address they will all end up in your
Online Services mailbox.
Are orednet.org and OregonVOS.net going away?
No, both orednet.org and OregonVOS.net are here to stay and you may use
them for as long as you have an account with Online Services.
Are you still called COMPASS?
No, we no longer use the name COMPASS. We used to use the name
COMPASS to refer to our dial-up Internet accounts (as oppossed to the
other services we offer, such as First Class). We do not make this
distinction any more and now refer to all of our services as Online
What happened to Oregon ED-NET?
We used to be Oregon ED-NET before we merged with the State of Oregon
Information Resources Management Division. After the merge, we
changed our name to Oregon Video and Online Services. Over the years,
the video unit has separated into its own entity and we now refer to
ourselves as just Online Services.
Online Services is a division of IRMD Enterprise Network Services (ENS) - State of Oregon