What Is DNS?

DNS (Domain Name System) connects browsers and websites by acting as an online “phone book” for mapping domains to IP addresses.

How DNS Works

Whenever you visit a website, DNS returns an IP address, allowing your browser to connect to a website’s server.

Nexcess and DNS

A good DNS service is an integral part of your hosting infrastructure. It provides a reliable way for visitors to find your website.

So you get the most out of your hosting solution, Nexcess provides a DNS service and manages both the cost and implementation.

Why Use Nexcess DNS Servers?

We offer a network of 15 DNS servers distributed around the world. Each of these is strategically positioned to provide a local DNS server option for your site’s visitors. This can significantly reduce first-visit load times.

We provide Nexcess DNS as a free service to all of our clients and moving is as simple as pointing your domain. Contact support or follow the guide below to do so.

Our DNS servers are currently located in:
  • Amsterdam
  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Frankfurt
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New york
  • Paris
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Tokyo
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    Nexcess DNS is an anycast DNS provider. Nameserver IP addresses are broadcast from multiple locations, accelerating domain resolution.


    Nexcess DNS consists of over eight nameservers with 100% uptime and a proven track record of reliable DNS management.


    Nexcess DNS makes upgrades and migrations easier. By handling this service internally, we can quickly update your DNS records when you need it.

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