a DNS node.
A computer that manages names and numeric addresses.
A computer connected to the Internet and used to resolve domain names to IP addresses, i.e. it looks up domain names in its tables and returns the value of the associated IP address. Most web hosting companies as well as many business have one or more machines assigned as nameservers.
In TCP/IP networking terms, a nameserver is a computer that can translate a human-readable name (such as "foo.bar.com") into a numeric address (such as "10.0.2.14").
A nameserver or sometimes called a domain name server is a computer with software that maintains a cross-reference between domain names and IP addresses. For example, the IP address 18.104.22.168 may resolve to "espn.com". Nameservers are used so people do not have to remember the numerical IP addresses of web sites.
a computer connected to the Internet that has both the software and the data required to resolve domain names to Internet Protocol (IP) numbers
a computer connected to the Internet that holds a list of domain names and their corresponding IP addresses
a computer on the Internet that directs web surfers to the web servers hosting web sites
a computer running DNS server software
a computer that contains a list of domain names and the associated IP addresses
a computer that holds records of domain names
a computer that is designated to answer all questions from other computers about specific domain names
a computer with the software and the data required to translate domain names into the required Internet Protocol (IP) numbers so that people can find your site using a Web browser
a machine that most providers set up to translate the hostnames of Internet hosts into their IP addresses (for example, it would resolve www
a machine which runs a program for converting Internet domain names into the corresponding IP addresses and vice versa
a network connected computer that has the software to accept domain name queries, translate the domain names into the IP addresses for the domains, and return the ip addresses to network queries
an Internet computer that has both the software and the data -- one or more zone files -- to be able to translate domain names to IP addresses)
a particular computer this is used to convert names into numeric addresses in addition to vice versa
a program or computer that translates names from one form into another
a program that implements the server side of the dns protocol
a server that can provide the IP address for a hostname
a server that resolves hostnames to IP addresses
a server that translates domain names and IP addresses
a server which has been set up to answer DNS queries, and provide information about a certain set of domains
a special computer that translates your domain name into an IP address, which in turn allows other computers to locate your website on the Internet
a special type of domain that is used to identify a particular server
A computer in a network responsible for keeping the hostname and IP address mapping tables, and for providing that information on request (usually to other machines, not people directly).
Every domain must list at least two nameservers, which tell higher nameservers the IP address of the domain.
Servers that allocate an IP address for a domain name.
A machine employed to perform name-to-address mapping.
Each machine on the Internet must have a unique address. The Internet stores this address as a number, e.g., 22.214.171.124. This number is difficult for people to work with, however, so a verbal version of each numerical address is also created, e.g., reliant.c-cwis.siu.edu. When you use this name, such as to send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, it must be matched with the numerical address the computer understands. In the early days of the Internet, a "look-up" table was stored on each machine. Now, a nameserver is assigned for each LAN. This nameserver knows about its own network. Each nameserver knows about a domain nameserver that it goes to for addresses it does not know. The domain nameserver in turn knows about the master servers for the Internet. When you use an address that your local nameserver does not know, it forwards the request to the next-higher level of nameserver, until the server is found that is responsible for addresses in that local network. Also see "Domain Name Server" in this glossary.
A DNS information server. Nameservers translate DNS names to numerical IP addresses.
A server responsible for translating domain names and IP addresses.
Sometimes called a "host". A computer (server) that has both the software and the data (zone files) needed to resolve domain names to Internet Protocol (IP) numbers. Domain names must be programmed into a minimum of two nameservers hosted on separate networks.
A server that runs Domain Name Services.
see DNS server.
A program that stores and tracks DNS information.
DNS host that stores data and RRs for a domain.
An entry in the DNS database that maps a domain name to its hosting. To use a metaphor: think of Internet Hosting as a house, a domain name is like the numbers on the door. But for the numbers to be any use, it needs to be attached to the house - nameserver's do this.
A computer (and a program on the computer) that translates domain names (somename.com) into the proper numeric IP address (192.168.2.6) or vice sersa.
A computer running a program that converts domain names into appropriate IP addresses and vice versa.
A computer that runs a program for converting Internet domain names into the corresponding IP addresses and vice versa.