Domain name service may be viewed as the internet's analog to the ordinary telephone directory which associates names, address and telephone numbers. Just as the US Postal service requires an address to deliver mail, the Internet requires an address to deliver information to computers. The Internet uses a dual naming/numbering scheme for addressing. This simple function, translating Internet names into Internet numbers and vice versa, is performed by Domain Name Service, or DNS. On December 18, 1998, ITEC established a policy that ACNS will maintain domain names and subdomains only under the colostate.edu domain.
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