How the Domain Name System (DNS) Works and How You Can Make it Better


The Domain Name System (DNS) is often referred to as the backbone of the internet. It’s run by many engineers and their organizations, it ultimately shapes the future of the internet.

I recently attended ICANN58 in Copenhagen. It was an amazing week of round table discussions about the future of the internet. It included:

  • seminars on policy development for the DNS
  • workshops on how the architecture for the internet functions
  • where the internet’s biggest vulnerabilities lie

It was a lot of fun, and I gained a t0n of value from it. So I wrote this guide to walk you through some of the infrastructure that hides behind those domain names and numbers we all use daily.

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