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Domain Name Servers

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Tutorial on how domain name servers work.
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Date Added to MERLOT: April 04, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 30, 2016
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Language: English
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Avatar for James Schmidt
13 years ago

James Schmidt

Good coverage of domain name servers for beginners. Easily understood by all but
the most non-technologically inclined.

Technical Remarks:

A number of annoying popup windows were triggered by this site.
Used in course

Avatar for david haring
15 years ago

david haring (Student)

The information can be understood by anyone that views this site. It was
explained very well about domain names.

Avatar for Barbara Gaal
15 years ago

Barbara Gaal (Student)

The information is presented in a easy to understand format.

Technical Remarks:

The font is larger than normal and it is easy on the eyes.

Avatar for Nicole Gray
15 years ago

Nicole Gray (Student)

Spent about 3 minutes reading information and linking to other links within the
article. The article is informative and easy for anyone to understand how domain
name servers work and what it is.

Technical Remarks:

As the other HowStuffWorks sites it is easy to navigate and find additional

Avatar for Victor Pantoja
15 years ago

Victor Pantoja (Student)

This is a good site for beginners to learn how domain names work. The
information is easy to understand while clearly explaining the concepts, as are
most of the "How stuff works" articles.

Avatar for Martin Brown
15 years ago

Martin Brown (Student)

Good explanation of the uses of domain servers. Good resources.

Technical Remarks:

There are many good links to other articles and explanations of how IP Addresses
Work, how Domain Names Work and the Beauty of DNS.

Avatar for Tonda Johnson
15 years ago

Tonda Johnson (Student)

A nice site with a lot of useful information. Goes into detail about DNS
without getting too 'techie'.

Avatar for Nick Kaster
15 years ago

Nick Kaster (Student)

Short but to the point information on Domain Name Servers (DNS). Gives a nice,
quick overview of the topic.

Avatar for Scott Goult
15 years ago

Scott Goult (Student)

This article was very informative and interesting. It was very easy to read and
understand and is worth taking a peek at even if you know how DNS works.

Avatar for Nirav Shah
15 years ago

Nirav Shah (Student)

It is very useful to understand DNS. Language and the content is very easy to
understand the given material.

Avatar for James Chapko
15 years ago

James Chapko (Student)

An easy to read, slightly in depth description of DNS service and how it works.
Written well enough so that even an end-user would understand.

Avatar for Gene Doffin
15 years ago

Gene Doffin (Student)

This site discusses DNS (Domain Name Servers) thoroughly at the beginners level.
The web site provides solid examples and is very easy to use. Provides some
additional links for further information as well.