DNS Web site registration

Domain Name System (DNS) is a TCP/IP naming resolution protocol that simplifies the process of connecting to hosts in complex networks, such as the Internet. A DNS server stores information that enables client computers to translate memorable, alphanumeric DNS names to IP addresses, which computers use to communicate with each other.

For example, most users prefer a friendly name, such as example.microsoft.com, to access a computer, such as a mail server or Web server on a network. A friendly name can be easier to learn and remember. DNS provides a way to map the user-friendly name for a computer or service to its numeric IP address.

If you register a domain name for your site, users can type your site's domain name in a browser to access your Web site.