local Nameserver

What is NAMO?

NAMO is an application that helps you run a local DNS server on your Mac. You don't have to be a network professional: the simple user interface makes it possible for anyone to install and set up a name server under macOS within a few minutes.

For users of MAMP PRO, NAMO even automatically resolves any selected virtual host. But NAMO is also the perfect partner for users of our free MAMP software for an optimized workflow in local testing.

What can I use NAMO for?

Simplify local website testing & streamline access to web-based apps in your LAN

Testing websites on the local network with fixed domain names instead of changing IP addresses - NAMO is ideal for simplified testing on mobile devices.

Comfortable hosting of server based applications in the LAN. Provide easy access to your company's internal services like wikis, CRMs, image databases, calendars, bug trackers, etc.

The perfect MAMP & MAMP PRO companion

NAMO resolves any selected virtual host of MAMP PRO. These are then automatically available under the host name assigned in MAMP PRO.

NAMO also gets along very well with MAMP. With just a few steps you can reach your local MAMP websites under a fixed domain name and forget IP addresses in the future.

Preview your websites on your local network easily

With NAMO you can easily test your websites on different devices in the LAN. With NAMO as your local name server, you no longer have to type in IP addresses. Instead, you can reach your projects under "real" domain names, e.g. "MyWebProject.com" instead of hard-to-remember IP addresses like "". This is ideal for fast access from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Thanks to NAMO's automatic IP address update function, your projects remain accessible under the domain name even if the IP address of your computer changes. This is very often the case if your computer is assigned its IP address dynamically (via DHCP) by the router.

Access web applications on your LAN effortlessly

No matter if you want to provide a wiki, a CRM, an image database, a bugtracker or any other web application in your company: There are many reasons why you should not do this on the Internet, but in your own local network. Not only does this increase security, but access times are also faster. Even if your Internet provider should fail: No problem, all your data is available to you locally and NAMO ensures that your applications are accessible through simple domain names. Try now!

NAMO 2 DNS Server Screenshots