Tuesday, July 16, 2013

DNS: The Backbone of the Internet

DNS isn't something people think about every day but they should because the Internet would shut down without this service. With so many websites available to us today, there are bound to be duplicates or triplicates of the same domain name, but DNS stops that from happening. The Domain Name System automatically converts the names we type in our Web browser address bar to the numeric IP addresses of web servers hosting those sites. Each IP address is specific to only one domain name, therefore there is no confusion over which website you are trying to access. But there is more than what meets the eye of DNS, the backbone of the internet.

Because all the names in a given domain need to be unique, there has to be some way to control the list and make sure there aren't any duplicates. A registrar is an authority that assigns domain names directly under one or more top-level domains. A top-level domain is represented by the last word in the name which is controlled by the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority). For example, .COM stands for commercial websites open to everyone while .NET represents network websites open to everyone, .ORG means non-profit organization websites open to everyone, .EDU is restricted to schools and educational organizations, .MIL is restricted to the U.S. Military, .GOV is restricted to the U.S. Government, and .US, .UK, .RU and other two-letter country codes represent their respective countries. DNS and the registrar work together to easily organize these different websites and make our browsing experience as easy as possible.

Here at G.A.L. Inc., we understand how DNS is the backbone of the Internet. With our 10 years of success and our excellent customer service, we strive to work with DNS to successfully create websites and maintain high online marketing for our clients. Our goal is to provide reliable and efficient website marketing and design at competitive prices for all of our customers. If you appreciate DNS and wish to participate in the exponential growth of your company, call us today at 201-703-0091.