Domain Name Servers (DNS) are the Internet’s equivalent of a phone book.
They maintain a directory of domain names and translate them to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
This is necessary because, although domain names are easy for people to remember, computers or machines, access websites based on IP addresses.
What is DNS mean?
Domain Name System
How do DNS work?
How does DNS work?
- Step 1: Request information.
- Step 2: Ask the recursive DNS servers.
- Step 3: Ask the root name servers.
- Step 4: Ask the TLD name servers.
- Step 5: Ask the authoritative DNS servers.
- Step 6: Retrieve the record.
- Step 7: Receive the answer.
Why should I use DNS?
Access Geoblocked Content
When your computer makes the DNS request, the DNS service performs some tunneling to make the service think that you’re elsewhere in the world. This is a convenient option because it allows you to access these services on any device just by changing the DNS server on your router.