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What are Domain Name Servers

Name Servers, or Domain Name Servers (DNS), are the Internet's equivalent to phone books. All computers on the Internet are identified by a unique number called an IP Address. This is normally represented as a string of four groups of numbers separated by dots (e.g. 281.137.386.348). Since these numbers are not "people friendly", domain names are commonly used instead.

Name Servers are used to translate an auto repair website domain name into an IP Address so the network can identify which computer you are referring to. There is a primary and a secondary Name Server listed in your domain information record. Initially the name server numbers will be provided by the domain registrar along with a temporary webpage. Once you have a host for your website the Name Server numbers can be changed so that your domain name is directed, or pointed, to the server your website is hosted on.