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domain name system (DNS) server

A domain name system (DNS) server resolves a domain name to an internet protocol (IP) address.

For example, the domain name www.motive.co.nz is resolved to the IP address 216.71.203.42.

You can access a website by typing either its domain name or the IP address into the address field of a web browser.

Related terms: domain name, DomaiNZ, ICANN

 

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