ok while i realize that this piece will not win any awards, i did research the topic
and learned a few things. and now hear they are: (oh by the way thank god this isnt a real class
with a real grading system as the puctuation and grammar would kill my grade)
DNS stands for domain name system. it is pretty much a database system that translates a fully qualified domain name into an IP address.
it acts sort of like a virtual phone operator or switchboard for the internet or local networks.
most people that are like me and can not remember my own phone number half the time let alone a long series of numbers for an IP address for every site i like to visit just enter the name of the site.
like http://www.myasslooksreallygoodinthesepants.com (just made up i apologize if i am infringing on someone elses trademarked name but oh well like i said im not winning any awards here.
the address using words for most people is a lot easier to remember than a bunch of numbers like 220.127.116.11 which by the way is the IP address for amazon.com.
seriously why try to remember a bunch of numbers when you can just put the name of the site in your browser and let the DNS process do the work for you.