Definitions for "Domain Name System"
An Internet addressing system that uses a system of names listed with dots (.) between them in the order of the most specific to the most general group. In the United States the most general domains are network categories such as com (commercial), edu (education), and gov (government). EXAMPLE:
The system used by machines on a network to associate standard IP addresses (such as with host names (such as Machines normally get this information from a DNS server. See also A record and MX record.
system that manages the Internet host names so that no duplicates occur.
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