The Domain Name System (DNS)
helps users to find their way around the Internet.
computer on the Internet has a unique address – just like a
telephone number – which is a rather complicated string of
It is called its "IP address" (IP stands for
But it is hard to remember
everyone's IP address.
The DNS makes it easier by allowing a
familiar string of letters (the "domain name") to be used
instead of the arcane IP address.
instead of typing 188.8.131.52, you can type
It is a "mnemonic" device that makes addresses easier to