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Domain Naming System (commonly abbreviated DNS) is the backbone of the internet's public addressing and naming scheme. It utilizes easier to remember textual names (for example "bcmoney-mobiletv.com" or "youtube.com") into their respective unique numerical identifiers, which are typically IP addresses ( as






External Links


  1. DNS Lookup tool: http://mxtoolbox.com/DNSLookup.aspx
  2. Cisco to Buy Network Security Company OpenDNS: http://www.wsj.com/articles/cisco-to-buy-network-security-company-opendns-1435668508
  3. Why using Google DNS / OpenDNS is a bad idea: http://www.apcmag.com/why-using-google-dns-opendns-is-a-bad-idea.htm/
  4. Google DNS Is Down. Here's How to Fix Your Internet: https://lifehacker.com/5848823/dns-jumper-finds-the-fastest-dns-server-for-you-and-applies-it-with-two-clicks/1149765474
  5. Google (NOT) Hacked? Just A DNS Glitch says Google: https://gigaom.com/2005/05/07/google-hacked/
  6. How Do I Change My Hosts File?: http://support.hostgator.com/articles/general-help/technical/how-do-i-change-my-hosts-file
  7. How To Change The Hosts File In Windows 80 : http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/30/windows8/how-to-change-the-hosts-file-in-windows-8.html
  8. How to edit your Mac's Hosts file, and why you would want to: http://www.imore.com/how-edit-your-macs-hosts-file-and-why-you-would-want
  9. The Linux /etc/hosts file: http://www.tldp.org/LDP/solrhe/Securing-Optimizing-Linux-RH-Edition-v1.3/chap9sec95.html

See Also

Domain Name | Web | Internet | HTTP | TCP/IP | SSL