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What are nameservers?

Nameservers are servers that are configured with DNS software that holds DNS records for domain names, which convert domain names which we would enter into our web browser, into IP addresses which the server uses to specify where the website is located.

You can essentially think of nameservers as the address books of the internet.

In the absence of nameservers, people would have to enter IP addresses to load websites instead of a domain name, which would be a very difficult task.

For instance, the IP address:

Resolves to our domain:

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