What is DNS?

You use DNS frequently without knowing it. Find out what it is and what it is for.

Editorial Team 25 February 2022

DNS stands for Domain Name System.
It is the Internet's system of matching IP addresses to the names of the sites and networks we connect to. Whenever you type a website address in your browser, you're using its DNS to navigate the Internet. It's the Internet's version of a phone book.

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