What is DNS?

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DNS is the "Domain Name System".


Every computer or server is known on the internet as an IP address, like xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (where x is any number).


As IP addresses are hard to remember, you type in a URL (www.whatever.com), which the DNS system translates to an IP address, so you can contact the appropriate server (computer). All this is transparent for the user.

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