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  Domain Name System

Nova Star Solutions hosts reliable DNS servers, Web servers, e-mail servers and forwarding services. NSS provides a convenient single-location for all your web needs.

DNS stands for "Domain Name Server." Domain names are the familiar and easy to remember names used instead of the difficult to remember Internet Protocol (IP) address numbers. IP addresses are used to locate computers on the Internet.

The domain name server acts like a large telephone directory in that it’s the master database, which associates a domain name such as (http://www.novastar.ca) with the appropriate IP number.

Consider the IP number something similar to a phone number: When someone calls http://www.novastarsolutions.ca, your ISP looks at the DNS server, and asks "how do I contact novastar.ca?"

The DNS server responds, it can be found at: ***.***.**.**

As the Internet understands it, this can be considered the phone number for the server, which houses the http://www.novastar.ca web site.

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