DNS – Domain Name Service

A web address is usually be made up of specific words and numbers, that are quite easy to identify and remember. However a computer communicating over the internet indentifies another using an IP address – a string of four sets of numbers between 0 and 255 with each set separated by a dot.

So when you type a web address  into your web browser, the Domain Name Service (DNS) translates the web address into the IP address so it can identify the server hosting the website you want to view. 

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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