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What is a nameserver?

posted Jan 2, 2015, 8:08 AM by Lee Sapara   [ updated Jan 2, 2015, 8:08 AM ]

Nameservers are the Internet's equivalent to phone books. A nameserver maintains a directory of domain names that match certain IP addresses (computers). The information from all the nameservers across the Internet is gathered in a central registry.

Nameservers make it possible for visitors to access your website using a familiar domain name, instead of having to remember a series of numbers.