The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the foundations of the internet. It is the phonebook of the internet. It converts human-readable domain names like into Internet Protocol addresses like

At its most basic, DNS is a directory of names that match with numbers. The numbers, in this case, are IP addresses, which computers use to communicate with each other. So DNS was developed as a sort of phone book for your web browser that translates the domain you enter in your browser into a computer-readable IP. DNS servers eliminate the need for humans to memorize IP addresses such as

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