.HOT .PIZZA .COM
A fire burning on top of ice. Does that even work?
At least there is a fire in this .COM TLD igloo
Very sharp tools. I am afraid of this place now
The spear will be my favorite one if I had to choose one on this display
The place is actually bigger on the inside from what you see here
I love when this happens.
Well, it’s much
than I imagined…
Resolver attempting small-talk. This is not going good
Weather jokes are so 1985
...What do you do when they
recommend “room temperature” for
The .COM does not share the same cultural background. Drinks are always room temperature. Doh
That face when people try but fail at your attempt to be nice
Resolvers sweat a lot? Or is it just this one because he's searching for dnsimple?
That moment when you notice that the conversation is in a cul-de-sac
Sorry! I am looking for dnsimple.com,
do you know where I can find it?
The .COM is actually polite and let's this one pass
That how classy this server is
Now, that’s a great question!
Blue cat talks about ICANN. They are the one that keep track of the names
Cool kids those folks from ICANN
The coordination of most top-level
domains (TLDs) belong to the Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and
.COM is the dinosaur of the TLD servers
There is a mama joke in here
And today, it is the
largest TLD on the
The .COM TLD was one of the first
created in 1985.
Your country probably has a country code. Do you know it?
Which one is your favorite? Mine is .ES. So you can have a domain like aplaus.es
Other type of TLDs include:
1. Country code TLDs. Usually,
their 2 letter ISO code.
You might need a special keyboard for this? But you can do it!
And sometimes they need to be physical keyboards
TLDs written in native languages!
2. Internationalized country code TLDs.
Generic TLD doesn't mean a boring TLD!
You can have pla.net, or mag.net
Usually, TLDs with 3 or more letters.
3. Generic TLDs: .NET, .ORG, .EDU,
ARPA domains look up a domain from an IP address.
They are basically do the same thing that we want to do in this comic, but in reverse order.
The opposite of what we are doing now.
4. Infrastructure TLDs: .ARPA, mostly
used for reverse DNS lookups.
We are doing this:
Reverse DNS does this:
New TLDs are the new hot thing
New TLDs are yummy because we finally have .PIZZA
And today, many new generic TLDs
are being created!
That was a long side note, but I am glad .COM got the talking stick now
The talking stick is a way to organize conversations around a group of people that talk on top of each other. Weird.
Now, back to your question resolver!
.COM also has a cache. I am totally getting one for my birthday this year
Caches are so hot right now!
I am afraid I don’t know the IP
address for dnsimple.com
.COM knows about the name servers for dnsimple
That going to be an interesting piece of data I guess
But I have found the name servers!
Resolvers is also storing this information so he doesn't have to go back to the igloo
He should consider paying a couple of visits during ski season
Great! I’ll store that information for later
Road Trip! All DNS Road trips are being weird, but awesome at the same time
What's your ideal road trip? Pause and imagine it for a minute
Blue cat tells us that .COM had the name servers for dnsimple
That cat is so bizarre. He keeps showing up
The .COM found the authoritative
name servers for the domain
ns1.dnsmple.com, what an eccentric name
We'll soon find out
But what do these names mean?
We’ll find out very soon...
OMG, DNS in a boat
Resolver, I am really sorry you have to travel on a boat
So the journey continues…
Who are the authoritative name servers?
Find out in the next episode of
how DNS works.