I was trying to understand the inner workings of DNS.
To clarify things, when I say the root domain I mean the root domain without a name.
So when I type
http://www.example.info, it will check the top-level domain .INFO and find out which IP
example points to, and all is good.
Yet how does the browser know the IP of the top-level domain .INFO ?
So I was thinking the browser contacts the nameserver of the root domain. And the root domain will tell the browser
.INFO is at
But Wikipedia states:
Although any local implementation of DNS can implement its own private root name servers, the term "root name server" is generally used to describe the thirteen well-known root name servers that implement the root name space domain for the Internet's official global implementation of the Domain Name System.
I was wondering why is the root name server not the name server of the root domain ?
Why isn't the root domain also a name server?