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The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical naming system built on a distributed database for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. Most importantly, it translates domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical identifiers associated with networking equipment for the purpose of locating and addressing these devices worldwide. An often-used analogy to explain the Domain Name System is that it serves as the phone book for the Internet by translating human-friendly computer hostnames into IP addresses. For example, the domain name www.example.com translates to the addresses 192.0.32.10 (IPv4) and 2620:0:2d0:200::10 (IPv6). (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: DNS)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'dns': 10 (0.6% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'dns' across all Ariadne articles: 14
  • Average number of references to 'dns' per Ariadne article: 1.40
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'dns': 1996-05
  • Trending factor of 'dns': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'dns':

  1. nick nicholas (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. kerry blinco (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. nigel ward (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. dave beckett (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. peter burden (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Persistent Identifiers: Considering the Options

Emma Tonkin looks at the current landscape of persistent identifiers, describes several current services, and examines the theoretical background behind their structure and use.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

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