Of Dot Coms, IPs, and DNS

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.

From Webopedia:

(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 198.105.232.4.

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.

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4 Responses to Of Dot Coms, IPs, and DNS

  1. OKAY FOLKS! If your here, you need to be at the new site!!!!!!!

    http://www.ontheroadwithdave.com

  2. Alvin Narsey says:

    haha!
    love it Dave!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ya. But what does it mean?
    🙂

    kathleen

  4. It means that the web-gods out there changed my little ole web address into a bunch of numbers, and gave me a new ID in the population of all those other web numbers and addresses.

    My wife said it should stand for Dough Nut Service…and deliver hot doughnuts everytime you log in.

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