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The Importance of DNS [Video]

This terrific video provides a quick look at why DNS came into being, its effect on the internet, and the importance of DNS to the internet as we know it.

Note: Video contains some language that may be considered inappropriate in one spot (~1:45 – 1:50).

The Importance of DNS [via Laughing Squid]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/21/11

Comments (2)

  1. Jay

    Didn’t learn anything new, but got a couple laughs out of it. Nice find!

  2. Anonymous

    This is alarming. Here we have the U.S. Congress considering enacting some weird law called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) which on the surface sounds great – stopping piracy. But a big part of enacting SOPA would be to fiddle with DNS. Therefore, you should at least watch the video to better understand what DNS is and then maybe see why you might want to give a damn.

    Once you know what DNS is and see the SOPA proposal you may see that our rights and ability to use the very Internet are about to be assaulted to the degree of another 9/11! And a big part of it involves DNS tampering. Only this time it won’t be terrorists. This time It will be a group of overpaid lawyers called the U.S. Congress handing over control to a group of goons!


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