DNS (Domain Name System)

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DNS (Domain Name System) is a global, distributed, delegated database of records about domain names. Each type of record holds a specific type of information. DNS is queried with a domain name and desired record type. The response is the record data associated with the queried data. Some records contain an IP address for a domain name, other record types contain email or SIP server information for a domain name, etc.

Related Terms:

Domain, Domain Name

The domain name (hostname) of an agency or element in an ESInet.

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