What is my DNS server?

Updated by Josselyn Rodriguez

Before you figure out what your DNS server, you need understand what a DNS is, also known as a domain name server. A DNS server is a computer server that contains a database of public IP addresses and their associated hostnames, and in most cases, serves to resolve, or translate, those common names (domain names or hostnames) to IP addresses as requested. In other words, when you browse to a URL such as www.google.ca, the DNS server tells your web browser where to go to find www.google.ca.

How do you find your DNS server?

To find your DNS server, you can go to www.whatsmydnsserver.com and click the "What's my DNS server?" button. It will show you your DNS server, the owner of the server, and the status of the server.

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