What is DNS Hosting?

What is DNS Hosting? 

We have been asked many times why pointing their domain name to a certain IP address or to Google Apps is chargeable. Many customers assume by having a domain name registered to their name, it would be hosted for free. To the contrary, domain name registration only provides you with the rights to own the domain name. However, to actively have the domain name pointed or redirect to another location such as Google Apps, you would need the server (known as domain name server - DNS) to be up 24/7 to perform the redirection. Maintaining the server and the network translate to cost, thus DNS hosting is a chargeable service. Google do not provide DNS Hosting service.

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