Internet Governance Glossary

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2.30 Domain Name System / DNS

System allowing a familiar string of letters (the domain name) to be used in addition to the IP address thus helping users to find their way around the Internet.
 

Note:

The IP address, being unique for every computer, is a rather complicated string of numbers hard to remember; therefore, the mnemonic device of the DNS makes using the Internet easier. So instead of typing 207.151.159.3, you can type www.internic.net.