You talk about name servers, I hear >@%3 $3r<3?$!

Have we ever asked you to update or reconfigure your name servers? You’ve dutifully followed our instructions but not really been 100% clear as to what they are or why you’re doing it. Keeping the technical bumph to a minimum; the primary function of name servers is to translate a domain name into an IP address - so far so good...

by Meg - 10.03.2015

Avoiding brain explosion...

Every server, website, computer, and device connected to the Internet is identified and located with an IP address – a unique string of numbers, like a telephone number. If we had to remember all the IP addresses of the websites we visit, our brains would probably explode; so along came domain names to make it easier.

Name servers translate domain names

A name server translates domain names into numerical IP addresses, this being the language our computers understand and how they access Internet devices. Email addresses are also translated this way, with anything following the ‘@’ symbol resolving to the appropriate IP address.

If you type in www.eurodns.com, a request gets sent to our name servers and they translate it into our IP address, 80.92.64.4.

Take a look at the address book on your mobile phone; it’s a list of names. When you click on a name, the phone makes the call. But it’s dialling the number, not the name.

This massive directory of IP addresses is stored on millions of servers around the globe. Following a search with a domain name, the corresponding name server is located along with the name’s unique IP address.

Classic DNS free with every domain name

All domain names registered with EuroDNS come with Classic DNS, and it doesn’t cost a penny. Our Classic DNS places a ring of name servers around the world, so the closest server is never far away and lookup time of IP addresses is greatly reduced. Users will have access to websites without delay.

Go supersonic with Professional DNS!

We also offer you Professional DNS, this product does have a cost but it brings supersonic speed, brings increased security, and protects against DDoS attacks (distributed denial-of-service).

If you have any questions or you’re interested in finding out more, there’s techie stuff on our website or you can give us a call for a chat.

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