What is DNS?

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a distributed database system that translates domain names to numerical Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. And yes again! decentralized before Web 3.0. DNS is an essential part of Internet infrastructure. A good analogy is to think of it as the phonebook of the Internet. Besides the fact that it makes us humans smarter than we are: “Most of us access information online using domain names”, DNS is used for load-balancing, protocol bridging, network discovery, etc....

September 1, 2022 · 5 min · Samy Fodil