Domain Name Servers (DNS) are one of the hidden powerhouses behind the Internet. A DNS converts the various website links that you click on or addresses that you type into a web browser into numeric values that tell your web browser where to go. In this article, we’ll explore how a DNS works.
A DNS is effectively a translation service. Every time you enter a web address, click on a link to a website or interact with the Internet to access a website, you are using DNS.
The Internet understands how to find a website through numeric web addresses called ‘Internet Protocol’ or ‘IP’ addresses. The main type of IP address system currently used is IPv4. For example, the IP address of Wikimedia, which owns Wikipedia,