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What is DNS?
DNS (Domain Name Service) tells your computer which IP address (eg;'123.45.67.89') to go to when you type in a domain name (eg; 'www.newdream.net') --- so that we mere humans don't have to remember all those numbers.

When getting a web hosting account, there are two things you have to do in order to make sure that your domain name's DNS is set up correctly, and that the ip number is on our network:

  • Make sure the domain is registered.
  • Make sure that its dns servers are:

    ns1.dreamhost.com 66.33.206.206
    ns2.dreamhost.com 66.201.54.66
    ns3.dreamhost.com 66.33.216.216
    

Last updated: Sep 12, 2005.