Domain Name System Explained

Domain Name System Explained

Have you ever wondered how the Internet really works? Many people do, from simple web surfing to sharing pictures on social media. In fact, the Internet heavily relies on something called a DNS: a database of network names and IP addresses. These three little letters hold huge weight. Without DNS, the Internet as we know it would simply not exist, and we would be left dealing in ones and zeroes. Without DNS, everyday activities such as shopping, web browsing, research, communications, or downloading would not be possible. That is why experts usually refer to DNS as the Phonebook of the Internet.

So, what is DNS and why is it important? In brief, DNS is a comprehensive translation system used to search the Internet. You might wonder, naturally, what it translates. Well, in the simplest definition, DNS is the term used to describe a system that assigns user-friendly names to unique IP addresses. It translates unfathomable amounts of data into words and phrases in order to provide clear and accurate search results.

While computers communicate using strings of numbers, humans, obviously, do not. DNS translates such number strings into human-friendly phrases. You see, each IP address must be distinct in a network, which allows users to reach a particular website. An IP address could be a set of any four numbers, from 0 to 255, like When you type a domain name into your browser, the DNS system bursts into action, translating the browser name into the IP address associated with the website. Once the website IP address is found, your computer connects with the web host and the requested page is displayed on your computer. While the concept might seem basic, DNS is a cornerstone in how the Internet functions.

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  1. sonam mehranza on April 13, 2021 at 5:02 am

    You are doing a great job.

  2. Michael Davila on April 13, 2021 at 5:04 am

    Thanks for the easy explanation, this really was very easy to understand.

  3. Tenzing lhadon on April 13, 2021 at 5:08 am

    can u reupload this video without music or a little less volume.. cannot concentrate on what u are explaining.

  4. Lala Palloza on April 13, 2021 at 5:08 am

  5. iDontHateYouYouJustSuck on April 13, 2021 at 5:10 am

    totally amazing top vid

  6. Charlesetta Ramirez on April 13, 2021 at 5:12 am

    How you mange to create this animated video, I appreciate your work Thanks

  7. Tom Galligar on April 13, 2021 at 5:14 am

    lose the music PLEASE it hurts the delivery, "in my opinion"

  8. LokeyTech on April 13, 2021 at 5:16 am

    I have to say, video was a bit convoluted.

  9. Red One on April 13, 2021 at 5:16 am

    like it . keep it up

  10. pkanzu zonas on April 13, 2021 at 5:18 am

    perfectly explained I like it.

  11. Priyaanzu sufoli on April 13, 2021 at 5:20 am

    Excellent animation!

  12. Terri Weathersby on April 13, 2021 at 5:23 am

    The way you explain DNS I love that, and I love these graphics, I mean how you did all that?

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  14. Vernita Thomas on April 13, 2021 at 5:27 am

    Very Good explanation I like this!

  15. Ryndo joseph on April 13, 2021 at 5:32 am

    How simply you explained everything !

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  17. Sayjin Tyler on April 13, 2021 at 5:34 am

    great info

  18. Kyle Hart on April 13, 2021 at 5:41 am

    That music is obnoxious.
    Alright video otherwise.

  19. Rajan Jain on April 13, 2021 at 5:42 am

    Very impressive!

  20. Kathy Castilloza on April 13, 2021 at 5:43 am

    You have done a great job here..

  21. Rudolph Church on April 13, 2021 at 5:43 am

    You created a beautiful ex plainer video Thanks

  22. Deebah's World on April 13, 2021 at 5:53 am

    What’s the difference between the price and the retail price? On namecheap, they put the price on top and underneath it, u see another price tagged Retail. Which price am I paying?

  23. thalia vegar on April 13, 2021 at 5:54 am

    like from me 🙂 😀 i’ll be back

  24. Tri-Dat Bill on April 13, 2021 at 5:55 am

    this helped alot

  25. Mandira Jain on April 13, 2021 at 5:55 am

    yeah this is guide for dns I was looking..really helpful

  26. Simmer Studios on April 13, 2021 at 5:57 am

    Talented, very talanted even , loved it

  27. Kathryn on April 13, 2021 at 6:01 am

    Great content, great voiceover! Music was a bit much. …perhaps it was just the choice? But a louder voice with lower music would’ve helped, in my humble and unsolicited opinion. Thanks for this very informative video, it was exactly what I needed answered.