The system for translating web addresses to IP addresses. For a device to contact a web or FTP server using its domain name it must first obtain a corresponding IP address from a local DNS server. ISPs will provide two DNS servers, a primary and a secondary. Ethernet - A very common method of networking computers in a LAN. Ethernet will handle about 10,000,000 bits per second and can be used with almost any kind of computer.
System used to locate actual computers on the Internet from their URLs. It converts between human friendly "domain names" and the actual IP addresses.
Domain Name System (DNS) is the Internet standard for associating a "friendly" name, such as nettica.com, with an IP address, such as 22.214.171.124. Both your web browser and your email client use DNS to find web sites or your email.
An Internet system that provides information about hostnames and associated host (IP) numbers. A massive collection of DNS servers on many different networks function in cooperation to maintain DNS information in a decentralized, distributed database for access by all Internet users. Machines on the Internet address each other purely by using IP numbers such as 126.96.36.199. DNS is the system that allows us to address Internet machines using host names such as www.ircc.cc.fl.us instead.
Developed in 1984, the registration of text names used to access the IP address of web sites. Domain Names are contained in massive databases on a system of DNS servers, which are updated with new records and changes on a regular schedule.
This system makes it easy for us to use the Internet without remembering long lists of numbers. DNS is a distributed database system for translating computer names into numeric Internet addresses and vice-versa.
The DNS translates domain names (which are easier to remember, eg. www.abc.com.au) into IP addresses (which Web servers still need to access the page, eg. 188.8.131.52). Every time you use a domain name, therefore, a DNS service must translate the name into the corresponding IP address.
Identifies the category and country a Domain Name is registered with: .ac.nz - a New Zealand University .co.nz - a New Zealand based Company .govt.nz - a New Zealand Government Department .org.nz - a New Zealand based Organisation .school.nz - a New Zealand School
A database system that translates an IP address into a domain name. For example, a numeric IP address like 184.108.40.206 is converted into netlingo.com. The DNS is a static, hierarchical name service that uses TCP/IP hosts and is housed on a number of servers on the Internet. Basically, it maintains this database for figuring out and finding (or resolving) host names and IP addresses. This allows users to specify remote computers by host names rather than numerical IP addresses. Also referred to as Domain Name Service and Domain Name Server.