Knowledgebase: DNS
What is DNS?
Posted by Darren Radsmith on 16 May 2004 06:56 PM

The domain name system (DNS) is a protocol that allows an Internet domain name to be translated into an Internet Protocol address (IP Address). A domain name is a meaningful and easy-to-remember name for an Internet address.

DNS handles the mapping between host names, which we humans find convenient (example: www.dnsmadeeasy.com), and Internet addresses (192.168.98.2) which computers use to locate resources and communicate on the internet. DNS is ofen referred to as the phone book of the Internet.

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