Just got an update on my On The Road Dot ComEDY project.
I have been informed that my new “www.ontheroadwithdave.com” site is “populating” to the DNS.
I was thrilled, and somewhat curious that I had a website somewhere out there in cyberspace populating something I never even met or bought a drink.
But, my curiosity was quickly relieved by a simple search on just what the heck “DNS” was.
And it’s pretty interesting in that “I’m-computer-inept-but-I-want-to-learn-stuff” sort of way.
(1) Short for Domain Name System (or Service or Server), an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. Because domain names are alphabetic, they’re easier to remember. The Internet however, is really based on IP addresses. Every time you use a domain name, therefore, a DNS service must translate the name into the corresponding IP address. For example, the domain name www.example.com might translate to 188.8.131.52.
The DNS system is, in fact, its own network. If one DNS server doesn’t know how to translate a particular domain name, it asks another one, and so on, until the correct IP address is returned.
There you have it. That’s my new thing I learned today.