CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
domain name system
The DNS is the international network of Internet domain name servers, names, and addresses that enables you to locate other computers on the Internet. When you send e-mail or point a browser to an Internet domain such as CNET.com, for example, a DNS server looks up the CNET domain and finds its associated IP addresses, which routers use to identify a CNET server and make a connection.
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