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Privacy Defended: Protecting Yourself Online by Chris Weber, William Chan, Gary Bahadur

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The Domain Name System

The Internet boom of recent years has contributed to thousands of domain name registrations at entities such as Network Solutions and Register.com. Prices for registering a domain name have fallen to as low as $20 per year. The abundance of choices available has made registering domain names a bit more confusing, but it is still a simple enough process for the average computer-savvy person. Domain names grew out of a need to translate the IP address scheme into a more understandable format. But before delving into the privacy issues associated with domain names, let's take a quick look at how it all works.

The Domain Name System enables the mapping of domain names and IP addresses. It also enables the easy conversion of ...

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