Changing your Domain Name Servers


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What is DNS?
DNS is short for Domain Name System (or Service). Behind the scenes, the Internet is actually based on a system of numerical addresses. Every time you type in a Web address, like www.main.nc.us, a DNS server translates that address into its corresponding numerical IP (Internet Protocol) address. DNS enables us to use the catchy, descriptive website names we're used to, instead of typing in a string of numbers each time.

By changing your DNS Setting to the new numbers listed in the how-to below, you'll have a faster and more reliable connection to the Internet. Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting our Help Desk at help@main.nc.us, or calling (828) 255-0282.

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If you know how to change your system's Domain Name Servers, and just need the numbers, the new numbers are:

Primary DNS: 10.100.100.100
Secondary DNS: 209.192.109.135
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