DNS tips and tricks

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The Domain Name System (DNS) is a very simple, yet extremely important, service that most of us take for granted. Without it, Web browsing would be a much different experience. Instead of typing google.com into your browser, for instance, you would have to remember one of the company's many IP addresses.

A sluggish DNS service can slow your browsing, and website DNS changes can trigger that dreaded Not Found page.

Here are some tips and tricks to help DNS be all it can be for your business or home network.

[For more about how to use DNS to protect your network from phishing sites, botnets and other security issues, read 6 DNS services protect against malware and other unwanted content.]

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