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What Is DNS?

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Article Number : KB0011354
Published on : 2017-02-01
Last modified : 2019-01-12 17:27:27
Knowledge Base : IT Public Self Help

DNS (Domain Name System) is the system computers use to locate each other across a network and/or the Internet. DNS is the Internet's equivalent of a phone book. DNS servers maintain a directory of domain names and translates those (host) names to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in the same way a phone book translates individual names to phone numbers. Follow the links below for more information on University of Texas at Austin DNS.

Note: The University of Texas at Austin DNS policy dictates that all network connected devices must have their IP and address and associated host name registered with DNS. Please review the University of Texas Domain Name Addressing Standard prior to requesting or making DNS changes.

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