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Primary DNS / Secondary DNS

DNS, or Domain Name Server, represents a computer, which is charged with the task of translating domain names into IP addresses. Thanks to the DNS service we can type access websites by only typing their alpha-numeric names (domain names) in the browser instead of their IP addresses, which are the real server-side names of the websites.

Primary / Secondary DNS

There are two basic types of DNS - primary DNS and secondary DNS, which are generally applied to each newly registered domain. They are name server computers where the record of your domain name is stored. The information on both servers is identical. The two DNS values are usually configured by your ISP or hosting provider and given to you as a very important part of your domain registration order details.

In general, domain names can work with only one name server - the primary DNS. However, practice has shown that a domain name needs to have at least two name servers assigned in order to be available at any time. In case there is a problem with the primary name server, the secondary name server will be able to answer the online request for a particular domain. This back-up requirement has turned into an accepted Internet standard that prevents domain names from going offline.

Primary and Secondary DNS with NTC Hosting

With each domain registered through NTC Hosting or transferred over from another registrar you get 2 name servers automatically assigned to that domain. We send those details via email but you can also find them in the Hosted Domains section of your Web Hosting Control Panel. As you can see in the screenshot below, the default name server records provided for all NTC Hosting clients are:

Primary DNS: dns1.ntchosting.com
Secondary DNS: dns2.ntchosting.com
Primary and Secondary DNS settings

The name servers are the same with all our web hosting plans and servers, providing all our clients with a stable domain and multiple domain hosting service.

Register private Name Servers with NTC Hosting

With each of our CMS hosting plans and Low-Cost Hosting plans our customers can register their own private name servers. This is done in just a few simple steps from our user-friendly Web Hosting Control Panel.

Register your own name servers with NTC Hosting

The registration of new name servers for your own domain name takes only a few minutes, and they are available just a few hours after that.