The Big Picture3:57 with Joy Kesten
Every web request starts with typing in or clicking something on the web. Often times you find what you need using a URL, but URLs can also be hidden behind hyperlinks. Included in a URL is a domain name. Domain names are really just catchy versions of IP addresses and domain name servers make the connection between domain names and IP addresses. Clients and servers are designed to talk to each other using the HTTP protocol, the common set of rules they've agreed to use.
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