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What are 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 the 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.

Your domain registrar provides the name server settings. Once your Robert Maxim website is ready to go online the Name Server numbers can be changed so that your domain name is directed, or pointed, to our Web server where your new website is hosted. If your domain name is managed by Robert Maxim we will change the DNS settings. If your domain name is not managed by us you will need to contact your domain registrar for assistance.