|The Domain Name System
(DNS) helps users navigate the global
Internet and connect their computers
to web sites or other computers by translating
domain names into valid Internet addresses.
Every computer on the Internet has
a unique address called its "IP
address" or Internet Protocol
address. IP addresses are strings
numbers. Internet users found these
series of numbers hard to remember.
The DNS was created so a familiar
string of characters (the "domain
name") could be used instead.
So rather than typing an IP address
like "126.96.36.199", you
instead type an easy to remember name