Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Your Domain Name Server

The Domain Name System, or DNS, is a system that is used to identify a computer network. The DNS is used to allow a person to determine the location and address of computer networks, no matter where in the world they may be present. DNS was developed to associate a domain name with an IP. If you are looking for the DNS of a Windows or Linux system, it can be found by using the computer's command prompt tool. There is also an alternate method for systems running Windows.

This article will help you to find Your Domain Name Server.

Using the Command Prompt 

  1. Click "Start" and then "Run." A box will pop up. Type in "cmd" and hit "Enter" on your keyboard to open the command prompt.

  2. Type "ipconfig /all" into the command prompt window. Information about the local Local Area Network adapter will be displayed.

  3. Look over the information presented by the command prompt. This information should display details about the Internet connection, including the DNS for the computer.

Using the Networks Connection Menu

  1. Click on "Start" and then "Control Panel."
  2. Look for the "Network Connections" icon. Double click on this icon. This will take you to the "Network Connections" menu.

  3. Select your current and active connection, i.e. the one that is currently connected to a network. Double click on the icon corresponding to this connection.

  4. Select the "Properties" option on the displayed menu.
  5. Select the "Select the Internet Protocol" tab. Click on "Properties" under this setting. View the information that is presented to you. On this menu, you will see information about the DNS of the computer.