The Root is can be best compared to a Telephone Book.
When your want to call a person, e.g. Bill Morris, you look in the Telephone Book under Morris, try to find Bill Morris and then read his telephone number. The Telephone Book translates names into numbers.
The Internet root works about the same.
When you are looking for a web site , e.g. www.google.com, your PC asks the Root Server to look for .com and then try to find google.com and then returns the IP number of the Google web site. The Root translates names into numbers too.
As you know, there are several Telephone Books. On the Internet there are several Roots too. E.g. there is the ICANN Root and there is the Public-Root. Both roots contain names and numbers and both roots work very similar. The Public-Root contains the same names and numbers as the ICANN root. However there is one significant difference. The Public-Root knows many more names and numbers than the ICANN Root. In fact the Public-Root contains over 10 times more names and numbers than the ICANN root.
So, the Public-Root Telephone Book is much thicker!
Today, most Internet users are still using the ICANN Root to find their web sites. If you are using the ICANN root, this would mean that you only can connect to a fraction of web sites on the net because the ICANN Root simply can not find the IP numbers for you.
However when you are using the Public-Root, you can see almost every web site on the Internet. That is why more and more Internet users switch over from the ICANN Root to the
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