|Some of you may be wondering if I'm allowed to tell you about my domain name IP DNS log. Well, you're welcome to do your own investigation on my website, and see for yourself. But in this article, we'll discuss what that is. And it's important to know what it is before you get started.|
An IP log is just one of the things you should know about if you're doing web site marketing. There's also the physical address, which is referred to as the HOST field. But for the purposes of our discussion today, only the domain name is really important. So let's take a look at it next.
So what is an IP address anyway? It's an identification number assigned to a domain name by an IP server. It can be in the form of a numerical representation like 10.3.3.5. The first portion of the domain name (the.3 part) is simply the IP address. The second part is reserved for the network you're using, and is given by your ISP.
If you're wondering what the big deal is about all this, it's actually very simple. Think of it this way. Your website is really a virtual machine. Just like any other virtual machine, it has its own memory, registry, operating system, drivers, etc. All the same, you have to "memorize" where you store all these details and make sure they're always accessible when you want to use them.
The DNS server is what translates these IP addresses into words that human beings can understand. When you're typing in an IP address, it's not really something that registers or makes anything read from your computer. It's kind of like typing in an address on a web page. Unless you're very familiar with webpages, you wouldn't know if it's the IP address of the site or just some random number. That's why you're seeing an IP log because somebody's typing in whatever it is they want to find.
If you're wondering how to tell if your domain name is telling you the right things or not, you have to take a different approach. One thing you can look at, for example, is the Whois website. You'll be able to see if the domain you're typing in is owned by anybody. But that's not all you should do. Lookup domain names and their registrars on your own.
I can tell you this: Every single name I registered at GoDaddy was renewed at exactly the same time. They must have seen something on my website that indicated they were customers and renewed me that name. If there's a problem, it's in the renewal date. This is why you never pay any money for Whois. It never reveals anything about your domain because the registrar who keeps it registered doesn't show it to you.
The last thing you should do to check if you're finding an IP address log on your domain name is to actually go to your domain registrar and ask them. If the registrar isn't willing to help you, then at least do the next best thing and ask your internet service provider. But make sure you ask the right questions and use the right sources. If you don't do these things, you might be leaving yourself vulnerable to someone taking advantage of you.