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A history of the system for naming unique website addresses
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 05:50 PM
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As Internet uses, we are accustomed to navigating between websites using their unique address names, known as domain names or URLs (although technically URL actually refers to what follows after the domain name). In fact, however, computers communicate with one another exclusively through another unique address system, a series of numbers called an Internet Protocol (IP) address.
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