Have you ever wondered how your web browser is able to find the correct website you want to visit, despite the countless domains out there? The answer lies in the Domain Name System (DNS), a crucial system that helps translate human-readable domain names into machine-readable IP addresses. Within the DNS infrastructure, Authoritative DNS servers play a key role. In this blog post, we will explain Authoritative DNS servers and shed light on their significance for beginners.
What is DNS?
Before diving into Authoritative DNS servers, let’s have a quick overview of DNS itself. The Domain Name System is like the internet’s phone book, linking domain names (e.g., www.example.com) to their corresponding IP addresses (e.g., 126.96.36.199). This translation happens behind the scenes when you enter a domain name in your browser’s address bar.