The internet's Domain Name System is 25 years old this week. Paul Mockapetris, chairman and chief scientist at Nominum, is credited with inventing the DNS in 1983. Mockapetris shared his thoughts on the technology during a ceremony at the Oxford Internet Institute, discussing how it came to be, its impact on the internet and where it is headed.
What started as a small project that few thought would be such an important aspect of communication, the DNS is now part of the internet's underlying infrastructure and provided an alternative to typing numerical IP addresses for every domain name.
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