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What's the difference between domain name system and domain name server?

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  1. coolsitesv

    coolsitesv New Member

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    The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical naming system for computers, services, or any resource participating in the Internet. It associates various information with domain names assigned to such participants. Most importantly, it translates domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical (binary) identifiers associated with networking equipment for the purpose of locating and addressing these devices world-wide. An often used analogy to explain the Domain Name System is that it serves as the "phone book" for the Internet by translating human-friendly computer hostnames into IP addresses. For example, translates to 208.77.188.166.

    A domain name server (or name server) is a computer that houses DNS zones of domain names. This includes A (host) records, CNAME (aliases) records, and MX (mail exchange) records for domain names. Name servers are essentially a piece of the Domain Name System.
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    DNS(domain name server) is the backend system that resolves domain names and IPs worldwide. DNS (domain name system) is the whole system in whcih the process of resolving is done. You can say DNS as Domain name system or server.
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    Your webhost will provide you DNS once your hosting account is activated, then you need to update DNS for the domain which you want to host on the server of your hosting provider.
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    I do not know much about it but I found good information in the thread.
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    Domain name servers is something that can enable your website to be visible for people on Internet. Usually, it takes 24 hours for DNS to get fully propagate.
    For Ex: ns1.domain.com, ns2.domain.com
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    Hey thanks for explaining Domain Name System and Domain Name Server.
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    The Area Name Arrangement is a hierarchical allotment arrangement for computers services. It assembly assorted advice with area names assigned to such participants. A area name server is a computer that houses DNS zones of domain names. Name servers are about a section of the Area Name System.
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    The Domain Name System (DNS) is a standard technology for managing the names of Web sites and other Internet domains. DNS technology allows you to type names into your Web browser like compnetworking.about.com and your computer to automatically find that address on the Internet
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    That's an informative way of introducing DN System and Server to the newbies. Webmasters should know that especially if they plans to own some websites and domains.
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    System normally refers to the concept and the overall hierarchical mesh. A server is an individual server.
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    Thanks for the sharing on what is domain name and DNS. I would like to share another important source here. Those who wish to know the DNS details of their domain names can visit WhoisXY.com and have a DNS query. It is very easy.
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    Domain Name System is classical naming system for translating host names to IP address/s. While Domain Name Server is a server computer that provides DNS services.

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