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- Hierarchical distributed database used for name/address translation and client-server rendezvous. Domain Name System is the namespace used on the Internet to translate computer and service names into TCP/IP addresses. Active Directory uses DNS as its location service, and so clients find domain controllers via DNS queries.
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- Authoritative, DNS, Domain Naming System, Domain Specific Contents, Hierarchical namespace, Name resolution, Namespace, RDN, Relative Distinguished name (RDN), Scope of Active Directory