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Domain Name Server or Domain Name System. A naming scheme mechanism used to help resolve a domain name / host name to a specific TCP/IP Address.

DNS Propagation

When a new domain name is registered (or an existing one is transferred to a new DNS), the information must make its way around the entire internet. This process usually takes around 24 hours, during which time the domain will be inaccessible to many or all users.


Scheme used for logical or location organization of the web. Many people also use the word domain to refer to a specific website (common domain extensions include .com, .net, .org, .edu, and .gov).

Domain Age

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