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Authoritative Name Server - Networking

A name server takes one of three roles for a given domain: primary, secondary or non-authoritative.

A Primary Name Server is a server that maintains authoritative records on which machines are in a particular domain; for instance, www.connect.com.au is a machine in the domain connect.com.au. Primary Domain Name Servers store the actual files containing all Internet addressing information and so there are many of them.