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cyberlaw:dns [2019/01/25 11:24]
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 ## Domain Names ## Domain Names
  
-DNS stands for Domain Name System ("​DNS"​). The DNS translates a domain name, which is the text that you type into the browser to get to the website of your choicesuch as facebook.com,​ google.com or qut.edu.au, to its corresponding IP address, which is the unique series of numbers assigned to each device on the Internet ​that allows it to communicate with other devices. For example, facebook.com'​s IP address is [[173.252.120.6|173.252.120.6]]. Since domain name are relatively simple and comprise largely easy-to-remember words, the Domain Name System plays an important role in making the internet accessible to users. ​+DNS stands for Domain Name System ("​DNS"​). The DNS translates a domain name, which is the text that you type into a web browser to get to the website of your choice such as facebook.com,​ google.com or qut.edu.au, to its corresponding IP address, which is the unique series of numbers assigned to each device on the Internet. For example, facebook.com'​s IP address is [[173.252.120.6|173.252.120.6]]. Since domain name are relatively simple and comprise largely easy-to-remember words, the Domain Name System plays an important role in making the internet ​more accessible to users. ​
  
 ### The Domain Name Structure ### The Domain Name Structure
  
 Domain names, like _qut.edu.au_,​ have three main levels: Domain names, like _qut.edu.au_,​ have three main levels:
-  * Top level domain (LTD) - e.g. '​.au'​+  * Top level domain (TLD) - e.g. '​.au'​
   * Second level domain (2LD) - e.g. '​.edu'​   * Second level domain (2LD) - e.g. '​.edu'​
   * Third level domain (3LD) - e.g. '​qut'​   * Third level domain (3LD) - e.g. '​qut'​
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