Published: 22 June 2007
Analyst(s): Jeff Young
The Domain Name System (DNS) is the backbone service of the Internet; without it, the Internet would cease to function for the majority of its users and for a great many enterprises. In this overview of enterprise DNS architectures and best practices, Burton Group Senior Analyst Jeff Young takes a look at which practices have been adapted from wide area networking, which practices are part of the rich 20-year history of the DNS, and the future functionality that may be coming from the DNS.
Appendix A: Root Nameservers
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