DNS Configuration

Another crucial consideration of internetworking is host name configuration. Although users can enter the IP address of a Web site into their Web browser, it is much simpler if they can type a common name. This common name is typically defined by a host name and a domain name, which are together called a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). To allow Web users to type an FQDN into their Web browsers, you need to register a domain name on the Internet and assign it an IP address on the computer running Internet Information Services.

For example, when I wanted to create a Web site called www.youngcountry.net, I registered youngcountry.net using a domain registration service (see the next section, "Domain Registration"). I then ...

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