What is a DNS? - Definition & Explanation


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DNS servers use _____ servers to help resolve IP addresses to Domain Names

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1. Which of the following statements is true when a user first makes a DNS query by typing the domain name into the web browser?

2. DNS is an acronym for:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of DNS. During the quiz, you will be tested on what the acronym DNS means and FQDN.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • FQDN and what the acronym means
  • The definition of DNS
  • DNS' function and components

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding DNS
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about its purpose and impact on technology
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as FQDN

Additional Learning

To learn more about DNS, review the lesson titled What is a DNS? - Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines DNS
  • Explains what FQDN stands for
  • Covers what an IP address is
  • Explores the impact of the DNS on the Internet