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DNS server (Domain Name System Server)


A domain name server is a directory hosted on a server which maps domain names, human friendly addresses like yourdomain.com, to their associated IP addresses (ie 212.199.202.114). When a person types in a URL, their web browser does a query to their Internet Service Provider's DNS (Domain Name Server), which then provides the IP address of the server hosting the requested website and the route to reach that server.

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