Tag: Domain Name System

Best TLDs for building your global presence

Best TLDs for building your global presence

A top-level domain (TLD) is one of the domains above the root domain in the Internet’s hierarchical Domain Name System. And in this article, we will define what exactly its purpose is and which are the best TLDs for building a global market presence.

What is the purpose of the TLD?

The final domain section is referred to as the “top-level domain” (TLD). The domain name system also considers the top-level domain when altering and referring to a domain name. It stands for a domain’s highest level. The TLD can reveal details about a website’s geographic orientation (ccTLD) and topic-specific (gTLD) connection. Top-level domains can, however, frequently be used without regard to topic or location.

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Get familiar with TTL

Get familiar with TTL

TTL is definitely necessary if you use the Domain Name System. It functions similarly to an expiration date for DNS records. We’ll see its purpose, its application in the DNS, and how long Time-to-Live takes. So, without further ado, let’s get down to business.

TTL Explanation

The time-to-live (TTL) parameter defines how long a data packet will stay alive after being sent across multiple hops. Either in-network memory or in cache memory. The data packet will be terminated when the timer expires or reaches its hop limit. Data packets vary in size, shape, and content, but they all have the same time-to-live. That time should be computed based on how long data packets must stay in a device to complete their missions.

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DNS resolution process described in detail

DNS resolution process described in detail

DNS resolution process, generally defined, is a service that uses a domain to reach an IP address. Due to this system, we can access websites easily and quickly just by entering their domain. In our article, we will explain in detail this whole process. 

The definition of DNS resolution

As we have already said, Domain Name System (DNS) resolution is the process of obtaining an IP address through its domain. This is in order to facilitate online users. To visualize what DNS resolution is, we can most easily imagine a phone directory with people’s names. We don’t remember their phone numbers because it’s too difficult. The same principle is working for DNS resolution. Through the domain name, it reaches its IP address.

Need more information? Look at the following article about the DNS resolution!

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What does Round Robin DNS mean?

What does Round Robin DNS mean?

Round Robin DNS is a very effective traffic distribution method. In this article, we’ll look at its concept, its key benefits, and how to set it up. But first, let’s see what Load balancing is.

Load balancing – definition

Load balancing is an approach to improving network performance by distributing traffic among different servers using a specific algorithm. The visitor’s IP address, a server’s present occupation, a weighted loading balance based on the servers’ capacity, and other factors could be used to manage traffic.

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Anycast DNS – Major improvement for your network.

Anycast DNS – Major improvement for your network.

Are you building or managing a network? Congrats! That is a titanic job, but also exciting, especially if it’s a large network. A lot of stuff must be considered for it to work properly. For instance, have you ever thought about how the massive amount of data packets is handled within a network? Well, this task is possible thanks to routing methods, like Anycast DNS.

What is Anycast DNS?

Anycast DNS is a method for networks to route and address data packets. When you use it, a destination IP address is shared by different servers (or other devices) in different locations. Like this, routers (recursive servers) direct data packets addressed to such a destination to the closest location to the source or sender. 

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A complete breakdown of the Domain Name System

A complete breakdown of the Domain Name System

Domain Name System – What is it?

The Domain Name System, or shortly DNS, is a decentralized system with a strictly established hierarchical composition for identifying devices and services on the Internet and private networks. It is one of the most important pieces of the Internet and serves for it to provide the best experience as it is nowadays.

Thanks to it, the queries for a specific domain name, such as example.com, are directed to all name servers on different levels. Each level gives a piece of information for the location of the domain name.

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