Domain Name System

Back To Terms List

The Domain Name System (DNS) translates domain names understood by you and me into IP addresses which are understood by computers and networking equipment the world over.  It is a hierachical naming system built on the largest distributed database for computers, services or pretty anything connected to the Internet or private network. An easy to understand analogy that is used often to explain the Domain Name System is that it serves as the "phone book" for the Internet by translating human friendly computer hostnames into IP addresses such as 65.174.185.62.  This happens every time you use a domain name, whether you are viewing websites, sending email, or using any Internet related service.  Essentially DNS is involved with everything on the web and is the glue that holds the Internet together. Without DNS the Internet simply would not work. Now that you know you need DNS Sign-up we have a 30 Day Free Trial!

See also:
IP Address
Domain Name

 

 

Managed DNS, Redundant DNS, and Remotely Hosted DNS with LoadDNS 8.0

Managed DNS maximizes site and application uptime and responsiveness. Manage all DNS records and take advantage of SiteFailover, Directional DNS, IP Anycast DNS, DNS Load balancingWeb forwarding and URL forwarding with Managed DNS Enterprise and Deluxe. Businesses seeking a low cost hosted DNS solution should take a look at Managed DNS Basic. LoadDNS is remotely hosted, which means no software to install or hardware to maintain. With DNS servers located around the world, an easy to use Web interface, and full control over zone files, LoadDNS is the top choice for hosted DNS. Designed to handle millions of queries, LoadDNS can seamlessly scale with your growing business. Looking for the best partner program on the web, become an affiliate and earn 50% commissions.