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Digital Literacy How the Web Works The World Wide Web The Domain Name System

If I search a website by it's IP address instead of domain name, do i bypass the DNS

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2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,230 Points

That's right. The DNS is only used to translate a name into an IP address. If you have the IP address to start with, you won't need the DNS.

How often do websites change their IP address though?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,230 Points

It depends on their hosting provider and plan, it could be once or twice in a week, or twice a year or less. But it's generally not predictable.