What are name servers for domains and what are they used for?

“A name tells us what we’re looking for. Its location is indicated with an address. A path shows us how to get there.” -Jon Postel &

When you purchase a domain name for your online company, you get ownership of a name that people will recognize, an address where your website will be accessible on the internet, and a path for people to quickly find your site.

However, millions of other individuals throughout the world have registered their websites with similar but distinct domain names as yours. As a result, the world is home to millions of websites with various names and addresses.

So, what motivates people to arrive at their preferred location? All it takes is a click on the browser! No. Behind the scenes, the magic begins.

How does a web page appear in a browser?

An IP address is a string of digits that identifies anything linked to the Internet, including websites, computers, laptops, and other devices. However, because an IP address is a string of digits that is difficult to remember, domain names are used instead to visit websites because they are easy to identify and remember. So, a domain name is what you type into a web browser to get to a certain website, and it’s how a web page looks.

The domain name system stores and manages all domain name information, including registration information, emails, and web host addresses.Domain name servers control different aspects of domain name with the help of different elements- nameservers, A zone file, Records, CNAME and other elements.

All elements are important but in this post, we will discuss about domain name servers-the GPS system of the computer in online world.

What is a name server for domains?

A nameserver is a web server that assists in determining where a domain name is located on the internet. To discover a website, interact across the network, and return to the intended web address, they translate and map human readable domain names with corresponding IP addresses (four digit digits) of the respective web server (housing that particular site). They direct the domain name to the firm that manages its DNS settings—the entity that owns the domain name.

A web host is in charge of nameservers, which are allocated to each domain individually.

How many domain name servers are provided?

Every website has two name servers: ns1 and ns2. They are determined by the web host when a domain name and web hosting account are purchased.

The first server, Ns1, is designated as the primary server, while the second, Ns2, is designated as a backup server in the event that the first server fails to reply.

How it works?

Your computer is connected to the internet network in the same way that your phone is connected to the phone network. So, when you input www.znetlive.com into a web browser, your computer will go to the domain registrar and request the name-servers for the domain name, then go to the name-servers and request the IP address for the domain name, and lastly obtain the desired website.

What are they used for?

The name servers for domains are used –

Convert domain names into IP addresses and find the web address (website) hosted on a certain web host.
To direct traffic to a web server at a certain web host from your domain name.
To increase the visibility of a website or an online company on the internet.
Locate your company to assist your consumers.
These DNS servers are maintained on a regular basis and have the most recent security fixes, preventing data from being accessed by unauthorized parties.
Subdomains are created by splitting domain names into subdomains.
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