Encyclopedia - DNS

    DNS
    All basic actions of users on the Internet such as opening a website and browsing through its pages are actually executed by the Domain Name System which is know as DNS. The Domain Name System, better known as DNS, which convert a domain names to their corresponding IP addresses.


    Change DNS
    Changing the name servers of a certain domain is necessary when its owner switches to a new hosting provider and is done to prevent his or her website from going offline.


    Custom DNS Records
    Having this service enabled users can apply changes to the most commonly used DNS records for their hosts through an easy to use Custom DNS Records manager.


    DNS Alias
    With a DNS Alias domain, owners can control the subdomains they create by pointing them to other domains or subdomains as per their needs.


    DNS Check
    By performing a DNS check through specific web based tools domain owners can obtain useful information about the DNS delegation and DNS server entries for their particular domain names.


    DNS CNAME Record
    CNAME DNS records are responsible for making a DNS server resolve multiple domain names to one and the same IP address.


    DNS Forwarding
    This service helps users speed up the domain or host name resolution process, by enabling them to redirect the queries for a certain non resolvable address to alternative name servers.


    DNS Host Record
    Also known as an A record, the DNS host is a record in the zone file of a domain that connects the domain with its matching IP address.


    DNS Hosting
    Through the DNS hosting service domain owners can have full control over their websites, by applying various changes to the DNS settings assigned to their domains.


    IP Address
    IP addresses are the real numeric addresses of websites that the DNS servers translate domain names or hostnames to DNS resolution requests.


    DNS Lookup
    This is the process of locating the IP address that a certain domain name is associated with through a web based DNS lookup tool.


    DNS Management
    This refers to the possibility for domain name owners to have control over their DNS settings through a specific web based DNS management interface.


    Static DNS
    This refers to the static names servers you get by default when hosting your domain names on free or commercial servers.


    Custom NS Records
    Custom NS records refer to the possibility for domain owners to edit the NS records of their domains. The NS records' main mission is to identify the primary and secondary DNS servers for a domain.


    AAAA Records
    AAAA records are one of the basic DNS record types, responsible for converting hostnames into their corresponding IP addresses. They store 128-bit IP addresses supported by the IPv6 system.


    DNS Registration
    Registering name servers is absolutely necessary for starting a website under your own domain. Web hosts usually assign their name servers to users' domains by default.


    DNS server
    DNS is a Domain Name System that execute the conversion of domain names into their corresponding IP addresses.


    DNS Tools
    A variety of web based DNS tools that can provide users with useful DNS information about their domain names, which is otherwise hidden from the public Internet space.


    DNS TTL
    This refers to the amount of time that a DNS record for a certain host remains in the cache memory of a DNS server after the server has located the host's matching IP address.


    DNS Zone
    A DNS zone represents a certain portion or administrative space within the global Domain Name System. The total of all DNS zones form the DNS namespace.


    Managed DNS
    With managed DNS services at hand users can change their domain names' DNS settings the way they like at any time, without needing to rely on third-party service providers for that.


    Primary DNS or Secondary DNS
    These are the two basic types of name servers - primary DNS (master name server) and secondary DNS (slave name server), which are generally applied to each newly registered domain.


    Reverse DNS
    The reverse DNS lookup service deals with translating the numeric addresses of websites - IP addresses, to their user friendly names domain or host names.


    Setup DNS
    Domain owners will need to perform certain DNS setup actions every time they decide to change the host of their website or simply point it to another server.


    SRV Records
    Standing for Service records, SRV Records represent a data category in the Domain Name System that localizes specific domain related services such as FTP and SIP.


    TXT Records
    TXT records differ from the other DNS records in that they are used for informative purposes mainly. In TXT records you can store various details about your domain, including the host name, contact details, etc.