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The domain name system (DNS) is a naming system for computers and other devices connected to the Internet or a private network.  It translates domain names, which have meaning to humans, into numerical identifiers, which have meaning to computers.  Many people attribute the domain name system to being like a "phone book" for the Internet.
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