What is DNS ?
DNS means : Domain Name System
History of the internet
Did you know that the internet was originally designed for military use?
Before the name “The Internet” came about, now commonly known as the World Wide Web” a basic communication system was designed which was originally called ARPAnet which began back in 1966 within the USA.
Today the internet is a massive interconnected network with billions of names and numbers.
Every website on the internet today is assigned with something we all know as an IP address.
An IP address is a long and complicated string of several numbers.
We won’t get into all the different classes of IP addresses in this informational blog post. However, we can show you what an IP address typically would look like as we have displayed for you below.
An IP Address looks like this : 192.168.0.254
As mentioned. Every website has its own IP address.
Now just imagine if you had to remember every single one of your favourite web pages IP address. That would just be impossible and you would have to carry around a version of your own phone book so when you wanted to visit a particular website you would first have to look up its number.
This is where DNS comes in. The DNS system was designed to make the internet as simple to use as possible. DNS was designed so you no longer need to remember a long string of numbers or look them up before you visit a website so you can look up and find information such as a recipe to make chocolate cake.
We want to keep this as short and simple as possible without diving into the huge complexity that is involved when you bring up a website in your internet browser. So for the purpose of this informative blog post we will get directly to the point and explain the whole DNS system in less than a few sentences .
The DNS system converts a websites domain name into its corresponding IP address. It allows us to remember the name of a websites address rather that its IP address which could be explained as websites telephone number.
When you type in the name of a website, a request is first sent to a DNS resolver server.
This DNS resolver server keeps the information with the IP address number for that website. The DNS system will then convert the domain name into is corresponding IP address and then sends the requesting internet user the right answer.
This then loads and displays the website on your screen by typing in a easy to remember name rather than a hard to remember long string of numbers. That’s the DNS system in a nutshell.
There are millions of different DNS servers around the world. When you register for an internet account with your local ISP you are automatically assigned a pair of DNS servers so you can browse the web.
Many people choose to use alternative DNS severs rather the ons their ISP automatically assigns because not every DNS server is created equal. Some can be much faster than others.
Domain Registration DNS operates a free alternative DNS resolver service right here in Australia. These servers are highly optimised and you will find that they are faster than your ISPs DNS.
To use our fantastic free public DNS resolver servers for faster internet browsing visit our dedicated page here
Domain Registration DNS
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