You surely know what’s 220.127.116.11. You use it every day when browsing the Internet. Or, perhaps you know it under a different, and easier-to-remember name: Google.com! The name of your favorite website is pretty much a translation of a complex string of numbers, namely an IP address. In 1983, computer scientist Paul Mockapetris figured out… Continue reading What is a PTR record in DNS?
Nowadays, almost everyone can have domains for their websites. However, it’s not as easy as snapping your fingers and magically registering your domain. What is more, people might want to see who is the one who registered a particular domain and how they can contact that particular owner. And that’s the job of WHOIS. Contrary… Continue reading Is WHOIS privacy necessary?