The DNS is made up of many servers and databases which, through a series of lookups in various caches, configure [[Domain Name]]s into [[IP Address]]es. The Domain Name System is a distributed database arranged hierarchically; its purpose is to provide a layer of abstraction between Internet services (web, email, etc.) and the numeric addresses (IP addresses) used to uniquely identify any given machine on the Internet. The DNS associates
various information with the domain names assigned and, most importantly, translates the domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical identifiers that locate the desired destination.
==How Does It Work?==