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DNS

Noun D·N·S \ˈdē-en-es\

DNS stands for Domain Name System and is a collection of records that help humans communicate to and through the internet. Most notably, DNS allows for the translation of domain names into IP Addresses through A Records which allow humans and machines to communicate in ways that are best for both parties. An example of this would be when you navigate to Google.com you are actually being routed to

Most notably, DNS allows for the translation of domain names into IP Addresses through A Records which allow humans and machines to communicate in ways that are best for both parties. An example of this would be when you navigate to Google.com you are actually being routed to 216.58.194.46.

There are many DNS records which handle everything from the routing of emails to forwarding domains and an array of other things.