Difference between NameServers and Domain Name Server

NameServer :

In computing, a name server (also called 'nameserver') consists of a program or computer server that implements a name-service protocol. It will normally map (i.e. connect) a human-recognisable identifier of a host (for example, the domain name 'en.wikipedia.org') to its computer-recognisable identifier (such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address, and vice versa.

Domain Name Server :

Internet name servers implement the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol. Name servers also exist on some Microsoft Windows networks where one host can take the role of NetBIOS Master Browser and act as a NBNS server. Small local networks of Windows systems require no central name server, and generally perform name-resolution using broadcasts.

A domain name server is a server that governs the DNS records, such as A (host) records, CNAME (aliases) records, and MX (mail exchange) records for a domain name.

For More Information : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_server


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