What are your Domain Name Server (DNS) settings and what do I need to know?
Short for Domain Name System or Domain Name Server (DNS), DNS is an Internet service that translates domain names such as goldenwest.net into IP addresses such as 126.96.36.199. Because domain names are alphabetic, they're easier to remember. The Internet however, is really based on IP addresses. Every time you use a domain name a DNS service must translate the name into the corresponding IP address.
You use DNS every time you use the Internet. In your web browser when you type in www.goldenwest.net the computer has no idea what www.goldenwest.net is, computers deal with numbers, not letters or names. It needs to find out where on the Internet it can find www.goldenwest.net, so it asks the DNS server what its address is.
If you would like us to host your domain name you will have to have our Name Servers listed on your domain name record at the Registrar, they are as follows:
Most registrars will not have a space for the IP address (188.8.131.52) just the Name Server name itself (ns1.gwtc.net). This is ok, the name will translate to the IP.
How do I make changes to my domain name hosting?
Please call the Golden West Internet Solutions office at (800)763-2525, during regular business hours to request changes. Changes will be completed within 24 business hours.