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What is DNS

Usually you don't need to worry about DNS. Your registrar or hosting provider will take care of this automatically.

What the heck is this ‘DNS’ thing again?

Finding a domain name server

Again, you probably don't need to find one — Most registrar or hosting provider also provide the domain name serving (DNS) for your domain.

If your registrar and host don't do DNS, or if you have some special needs (such as a dynamic ip address), there are several good free domain name services. I have used ZoneEdit for many years, and like it a lot.

Setting your DNS at your registrar

After you register your domain name and get web hosting for your site, you need a way to tell the world where your website lives.

To do this, you log in to your account at your domain registrar, and fill in a form giving two DNS servers.

You will get the names of these DNS servers from your web host.
They will looks something like this:

ns1.somedomain.com
ns2.somedomain.com

Learn more ....

... about how DNS works at this great BleepingComputer.com tutorial

Three legs of a website: All the pages
0. Overview of the three legs 1. How to register your domain name 2. What is dns 3. How to get web hosting

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