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Domain nameserver - it translates your domain name to an IP address, e.g.:

nslookup www.bbc.co.uk ns1.plus.net
Server: ns1.plus.net
Address: 212.159.11.150
Non-authoritative answer:
Name: www.bbc.net.uk
Address: 212.58.224.56
Aliases: www.bbc.co.uk

but for yours:
nslookup www.bootlegsandbsides.co.uk ns1.plus.net
Server: ns1.plus.net
Address: 212.159.11.150
*** ns1.plus.net can't find www.bootlegsandbsides.co.uk: Non-existent domain

and the authoritative NS is the same:
nslookup www.bootlegsandbsides.co.uk ns1.livedns.co.uk
Server: ns1.livedns.co.uk
Address: 213.171.192.250
*** ns1.livedns.co.uk can't find www.bootlegsandbsides.co.uk: Non-existent domain
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DNS (Domain Name Service) is used to convert your domain name to an IP address. Your browser needs an IP address to find the web server that is hosting your web (html) pages, so it can send the request to it to show the pages in your browser. If a DNS lookup does not return an IP address (as it appears in this case), the browser does not know where your site is so cannot get the html pages.

If your website is hosted by another company you need to contact them as your DNS records (that they are responsible for) have been messed up. If your domain name is hosted by PlusNet then rasie a contact us ticket and ask PlusNet to investigate.