As you may already be aware, DNS is the principal engine of the internet. It provides a way to match names (the ‘worded’ address of a website you are seeking) to numbers (the actual address of the location where the website resides). Everything connected to the internet, be it a laptop, mobile phone, tablet, desktop, printer, ATM, websites and more will all have an IP address (for example, 188.8.131.52).
Thanks to DNS syncing up domain names with IP addresses, we can use memorable domain names (eg. bbc.co.uk), brand names and other useful words to represent the address of a website. Visiting the BBC website would be a chore if you had to remember and type in its IP Address of: 184.108.40.206