What is DNS?

DNS stands for Domain Name System. It is an essential component of the internet, functioning like a phonebook for the internet. The DNS translates domain names that are easy for humans to remember, like www.example.com, into the numerical IP addresses needed for locating and identifying computer services and devices with the underlying network protocols. When you type a website address in your browser, the DNS servers take that domain name and translate it to its corresponding IP address so your browser can load the website. This system is crucial for the smooth functioning of the internet, allowing users to access websites using familiar domain names rather than complex numerical IP addresses.

How can I browse Web3 Domains?

If you operate DNS resolvers, NOTO allows you to export data about Web3 domains in a standard zonefile format that can easily import into your own nameservers. You can also use our test DNS servers to run individual queries to test how the system behaves and what responses to expect.

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