What is a Domain Name Server?
|A domain name server is similar to a phone book. It tells the Internet programs (e.g. web browsers) where to go by translating the domain name into an Internet (IP) address. All Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have their own Domain Name Servers. You need 2 Domain Name Server names to specify who is hosting your web site.
More technically, A Domain Name Server is a computer with software that converts the alphanumeric Internet addresses (like www.hostripples.in) into its numeric IP address 188.8.131.52. Domain Name Servers also communicate with each other to respond to queries. Your domain has to be registered with a Domain Name Server for it to be possible for other computers to reach it with the alphanumeric address.
Can I "point" more than one domain name at my site? 18865 Can I edit the contact information and Domain Name Server information? 19386 Can I keep my domain name when I change a host? 18392 Can I register an all-numeric domain name? 18186 Can someone else register my name while it is being processed through the Registry system? 19823