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Possession Studios™ Internet Glossary


Welcome to our Internet Glossary. This glossary of internet related terms was created to help our customer better understand the online world. Feel free to send us additions, correction and so on. We want to make the glossary as useable to everyone as possible.

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Destination URL
Destination URL is a term used when referring to the URL that a domain name will be forwarded or redirected to when using URL Forwarding. By the nature of the service, the destination URL is visible in the browserbrowser window after the domain name has been redirected.
Dig
Dig is a utility that allows a user to query the Domain Name System in order to find the authoritative Domain Name Servers responsible for a domnamdomain name.
Distributed Database
A distributed database is a database that is stored on more than one computer, typically on a network like the Internet. The Domain Name System on the Internet is an example of a distributed database. Basically, each computer on the Internet that has information about domain name to ipaddIP Address mapping is a component of the database. There is no one Domain Name Server that is responsible for maintaining the entire DNS database.
DNS
DNS is generally considered an acronym for the Domain Name System, but can also be used to denote a Domain Name Server.
DNS Administrator
A DNS Administrator is the individual or group of individuals that are responsible for creating, maintaining and updating zone file records on a Domain Name Server for domnamdomain names for which that server is adnsauthoritative.
DNS Lookup
Please see nslNslookup.
DNSO
DNSO is the acronym for the Domain Name Supporting Organization of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The DNSO functions as an advisory board for ICANN in relation to the Domain Name System.
Domain
A domain is an area of jurisdiction on the interInternet, which can be made up of anywhere from one domain name to all of the space available on the Internet. For example, .com is an area of jurisdiction (domain), and each domain name within the .com TLD is within that domain.
Domain Name
A domain name is a unique alpha-numeric name used to identify a particular computer (i.e. web server or mail server) on the Internet. Domain names allow Internet users to type in a name, such as mybrand.com, which is eventually resolved to a specific, numeric IP address such as 001.001.001.001. The purpose of domain names is to allow ordinary users connected to the Internet to find web sites and send email to addresses with familiar names such as "mybrand.com" or "PossessionStudios.com" without having to memorize the numerical addresses assigned to computers or servers on the Internet.
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