Primary to Secondary…I'm Down!

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Domain Name Server and other Domain Names topics.

What is the difference between a primary and a secondary domain name server definition?

Primary to Secondary…I'm Down!

A name server is a machine that translates a domain name to an IP address and vice-versa. Usually, a domain name server will have a primary and secondary address it assigns out to clients. These IP addresses are the locations of the name servers, and traffic from the client web browser will attempt to resolve the domain name with the primary name server first. If that server does not respond, the secondary domain name server is tried and takes over.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Domain Names Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Sherril Steele-Carlin