What is DNS?
Domain Name Service is the mechanism by which human-readable hierarchical
names (Domain Names) are translated to Internet numbered addresses (IP addresses),
and vice-versa. It is a distributed database of information. Computers all
around the globe maintain their specific portion of this database, and the
data held in each portion of the database is made available to all computers
and users on the Internet.
What are DNS nameservers?
A DNS nameserver is a computer which runs the DNS service that is used
to translate a domain name like www.MeccaHosting.com into a numbered IP
address like 126.96.36.199 and vice versa.
How do DNS nameservers affect my services?
The DNS nameservers listed on your domain registration are the servers
that will be used by Internet users to determine the numbered IP address
with which to connect to your web and/or e-mail server. Every domain name
registered on the Internet has at least two nameservers assigned to handle
this translation and without these nameservers a domain name would be
If you already registered a domain name before signing up for our service,
then you will need to contact the registrar where you purchased your domain name
and tell them you would like to change the nameservers on your domain
to the ones that we provided you. If you registered your domain name with
Mecca Hosting, then your domain name was already registered with our nameservers
and you would not need to take any additional steps.
Where can the DNS nameserver information be found?
Your assigned DNS nameservers can be obtained at any time from our account
manager. You will find the nameservers by clicking on "DNS Nameservers"
under the "Your Domain" tab within our account manager.