Nameservers are computers that translate domain names into IP addresses (or vice versa).
Domain names are alphabetic and therefore easier for humans to remember. The Internet, however, is based on numeric IP addresses, where every computer (host)
is assigned a unique IP address. For example our old domain name www.uni-lab.co.za resolves to the IP 126.96.36.199 and is the redirected to our new Domain Name www.usl.website
When browsing to a domain, a nameserver translates the domain name to an IP address. Your computer will then connect to this IP address, which is assigned to a
web hosting server. Your internet browser will then retrieve and display the requested website.
A Hosting Only option is available to customers who have previously registered their domain name with a third-party domain registrar, and who want to use their
domain name with a USL hosting service. In this case you will need to update the registrar records to reflect our nameservers.
For All hosting locations (default):
- Setup your email and web content on USL servers before updating DNS information via the registrar.
- After updating the registrar nameserver records, it may take 24 to 48 hours for the change to update across the Internet -- a process called propagation.