Nameservers are simply a set of servers (computers) that contain the DNS information.

The nameservers set on your domain will allow you to control which Web hosting company controls your website and emails.

You will have records such as A records and MX records. The A record will define which servers your website is hosted on and the MX record will define where your emails are hosted.

The DNS is stored, on Nameservers, in what is known as a zone file.

For example here is a simplified DNS zone record for

Domain Name IP Address

As you can see is on the number

How DNS works:

If you want to visit you will open a web browser and type into the address bar.

Your computer then uses DNS to pull up the nameservers for Their nameservers are set to and

Your computer will then ask google nameservers for the A record Address for

The nameservers will then reply back with the IP address that is set as the A record

your computer will send a request to that IP address along with the page you are requesting.

The server that is hosting will then send your web browser the requested page.

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