What is DNS?

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DNS stands for domain name system. This is what controls websites’ names and associate emails if there are any.

The DNS is what controls which server is used when users visit a website.

One of the biggest advantages of DNS is its capability to hide IP addresses behind a more memorable name. For example, instead of coming up as 193.109.254.26, a DNS allows CBR to be simply presented as www.cbronline.com.

DNS is part of the Internet Protocol Suite, a model and comms protocols used on the internet and other computer networks.

Different elements control different areas of the domain name. Find out more on the next page.

Name of Technology:

Domain Name System

Year Introduced:

1983

Invented by :

Paul Mockapetris

Open Source or Proprietary:

Open Source

Main technology category:

Internet

Patent:

No

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