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What is DNS?

The Domain Name System, or for short DNS, is a hierarchical and decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the Internet or a private network. It includes a huge database with all the domain names and their corresponding IP addresses. It is common to be compared with a phonebook often. Without DNS, humans would be forced to memorize all of the long and difficult numbers for every domain they want to visit. It sounds impossible, right? So, thanks to it, we are able to use the Internet as we know it nowadays. Let’s take a minute and explain in detail how DNS actually works!

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