What is DNS? and what are Nameservers?


DNS and Nameservers are both vital for pointing a domain name to your chosen Hosting provider. You can have a domain name with one company but point to another provider for their hosting or email services.

This guide will explain what DNS is and how nameservers work. It will also provide you with the DNS records and Nameservers records for Namesco.

Table of Contents

  1. What is DNS
  2. What are Nameservers
  3. What are the DNS records for Namesco
  4. What are Namesco’s Nameservers

What is DNS?

DNS stands for Domain Name System. It is basically a big phone book for the internet. Instead of typing in a long string of numbers (known as an IP address) you will type a memorable website name. The DNS system then steps in and translates that human-friendly name into the actual numerical IP address that computers understand.

What are Nameservers?

Nameservers connect your domain name to the server where your website or emails are hosted. For example, if you type in a website address that is hosted with Namesco, the nameservers will point them to the correct place.

If you want to make any DNS changes on a domain name you need to be pointing to the correct nameservers. For example, if you have a domain name that points to Namesco’s Nameservers you can then go in and make any changes to the DNS that are needed. If you are holding a domain name with Namesco but you are pointing your Nameservers to another company then you will need to make any needed DNS changes with the other company. Wherever the Nameservers point to is where the DNS changes must be made.

What are the DNS records for Namesco?

There are multiple packages that are offered, and each package has its own IP address / DNS records to point to the correct server.

Below are some of the packages and the IP addresses linked to them:

Green Web Hosting:

Linux Apache Shared hosting:

Windows Shared Hosting:

Web builder: and

Managed WordPress:

MX records: Athena.hosts.co.uk and Hermes.hosts.co.uk (Priority 10)

imap: imap.hosts.co.uk

Info: If you’re adding our MX records to third party nameservers, you’ll also need our SPF record, which should be added a TXT record: v=spf1 include:spf.hosts.co.uk ~all

What are the Nameserver records for Namesco

It is important to ensure if you are making any DNS changes with Namesco that you are pointing to the Namesco Namesevers.

ns0.phase8.net (

ns1.phase8.net (

ns2.phase8.net (

If you need help changing your Nameservers with Namesco please follow this guide here.
If you need help changing your DNS records, please follow this guide here.

If you have any further questions, simply raise a support request from within your Online Control Panel or call us on 0345 363 3634. Our Support team are here to help and ready to assist you with your enquiry.

For assistance raising a support request please follow the following guide.

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