Provides a distributed database for registering and querying dynamic NetBIOS names to Internet Protocol (IP) address mapping to translate host names into IP addresses, and vice versa. Microsoft Corporation. Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS): Architecture and Capacity Planning. [Online, September 16, 1998.] Microsoft Corporation Website. http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/techresources/commnet/WINS/WINSwp98.asp.