The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network.
In other words, it is a server that binds the IP address of a website to an easily recognizable name needed for the purpose of locating computer services and devices worldwide.
For instance, if you want to open a particular website, such as Facebook or Google, you’ll type its name in your browser instead of something like 176.13. 69.63.
Quick solutions to fix various DNS errors
- Here’s what to do if the DNS server cannot be reached
- The DNS name does not exist in Windows 10
- Fix DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN errors
If you are dealing with other DNS issues, check out our Network & Internet sections, and learn how to easily solve any connectivity problem.