DNS stands for â€œdomain name system.â€ Domain names are the human-readable website addresses we use every day. For example, Googleâ€™s domain name is google.com. If you want to visit Google, you just need to enter google.com into your web browserâ€™s address bar.
However, your computer doesnt understand where â€œgoogle.comâ€ is. Behind the scenes, the Internet and other networks use numerical IP addresses (â€œInternet protocolâ€ addresses). Google.com is located at the IP address 184.108.40.206 on the Internet. If you typed this number into your web browserâ€™s address bar, youâ€™d also end up at Googleâ€™s website.