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IP Address And Domain Name – What’s The Connection

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IP Address And Domain Name – What’s The Connection?

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In the early days of the internet, it is just consisted of small
number of computers that are bonded together with modems and telephone
lines. It is noted that you could only make internet connections by
giving the IP or Internet Protocol address of the computer that you
wished to establish a link with. However, the mere use of the Internet
Protocol or IP address could only be applicable if there were only a
few hosts out there, for the reason that it became awkward as more
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In the early days of the internet, it is just consisted of small
number of computers that are bonded together with modems and telephone
lines. It is noted that you could only make internet connections by
giving the IP or Internet Protocol address of the computer that you
wished to establish a link with. However, the mere use of the Internet
Protocol or IP address could only be applicable if there were only a
few hosts out there, for the reason that it became awkward as more and
more internet systems are coming online.

With that major dilemma, the concept of domain name emerged. Prior to
the introduction of the Domain Name System, the first noted solutions
to the such dilemma was a simple text file that is maintained by the
Network Information Center that handles the responsibility for mapping
names to IP addresses. But then, the text file became so huge that
many people found it too tough to manage. As such, the University of
Wisconsin in 1983 created the Domain Name System which has the
capability to map text names to IP addresses automatically. And from
that introduction, the concept of the IP address and domain names is
made known to man.

With the emergence of the IP address and domain name system, the
people can know connect with the computers without much hassles. The
IP address and domain name system makes everything lighter and easier.
This is the common reaction that most people often gave between the IP
address and domain name. Well, this is for some reasons true. Even if
the IP address and domain name have different identification, both of
them are important in the internet world.

Moreover, the IP address and domain name are really strongly bonded
for the fact that the domain name will not function correctly without
the IP address and the IP address will not also work correctly without
the domain name. Such is how connected the IP address and domain name
is.

To further show the importance of the IP address and the domain name,
it is just a nice thing to consider that the IP address in particular
is a 32-bit numeric address that is written as four numbers divided by
dots. For example, 1.160.10.240 could be an IP address. It is
considered that within a separated network, the IP address can be
assigned at random as long as every one is distinct. Aside from that,
the IP address is also used in various means to identify a certain
network and a host on the network. From this simple explanation alone,
the bond between the IP address and domain names is greatly given.

And in terms of the domain name to further show the importance of both
the IP address and domain names, it is noted that the domain name
identifies one or more IP addresses. The IP address and domain name
are therefore used to identify web pages. So, if you type into the
browser either the IP address or the domain name, the system will then
locate for that page and as a result, the page will be given to you
automatically. Such is how the IP address and domain name functions in
the internet world.

				
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