How Do Domains Work?

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[http://blue.host/wOJT305kY7q] Have you ever wondered how domains work? You just type in a bunch of letters, hit enter, and, bam, a website appears! But how? You’re going to learn right now in less than 60 seconds.

The story of domains starts with IP addresses. IP addresses are what make communication between two devices possible. Just like you have a home address, computers use IP addresses to communicate with each other.

When you type in a domain at the top of your browser, that domain is actually linked with an IP address. Your browser searches through the Domain Name System, which is essentially a phone book for IP addresses and their corresponding domain names.

Once your browser finds the right address, it’s able to communicate with the server that’s hosting the site you want to visit. Your browser takes that information from the server — the files, images, and HTML code — and converts it into a website you can actually see and use.

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