Customer Support

  1. Support
  2. What is a Domain Name Server?
  1. Home
  2. General
  3. What is a Domain Name Server?

What is a Domain Name Server?

The Domain Naming System is a hierarchical method of naming computers on the Internet. A DNS maintains a database of host names and IP addresses. Consequently, when a query is sent to a DNS server, it will be answered with the hostname instead of a numeric address. This name is what we see in the address bar of our browser.

For example, if the domain name is hosted on a server with IP address, then the domain name server will convert the name to this IP.

Note: Registered domain names must list at least 2 nameservers, one primary and one secondary nameserver. The DNS server is also responsible for distributing the information of a domain name zone, translating the domain name to an IP address, and determining the mail server responsible for the distribution of emails.

You haven't found what you are looking for?

Contact our experts, they will be happy to help!

Contact us