Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Big News for the Internet

Have you seen the headlines about the U.S. giving up control of the Internet to a private group? Have you been confused by some of the terminology used in those articles?

  • According to the U.S. News and World Report in this article, the U.S. is giving up their control of the naming system that tells computers where to find the specific webpages you want on the Internet. In describing this event in this article, it mentions the " root server for the domain name system."
  • What is a root serverWhat is a domain name system? Look at these definitions in Credo Reference for the answer!
Stay tuned as there are sure to be more developments and opinions on this story in the coming weeks!

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