Unit 1 Assignment: IPv4 and IPv6 Implementations of DNS

Outcomes addressed in this activity:
Unit Outcomes:

Describe the various types of data communication and transmissions.
Explore layered architecture models and associated protocols.
Course Outcome:

IT530-1: Examine the business impact of virtualization.


The Domain Name System [DNS] helps us locate resources on the internet, allowing us to use names and addresses (such as www.yahoo.com) instead of IP addresses. This assignment will give you insight into the structure of DNS as well as the differences between DNS implementation using IPv4 and IPv6.

Assignment Instructions

The World Wide Web would be impossible to navigate without the addressing provided by the Domain Name System (DNS). DNS is also an important addressing method for LAN’s. Research the differences between the IPv4 and IPv6 implementations of DNS and compare those differences. What are the advantages of IPv6 DNS and how will these advantages change the way that networks use DNS?

Based on your research, write a 3–5 page paper that analyzes the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 implementations of DNS. Contrast and compare these differences. Discuss any advantages of using IPv6 DNS as compared to IPv4 DNS and discuss how those advantages may change the way that networks use DNS.

Assignment Requirements

All papers must meet these standard requirements:

Paper follows APA formatting.
Length is 3–5 pages long not including references and cover page.
As you research through the various Web pages that provide information on IPv4 and IPv6 DNS, ALL of the pages must have citations and references.
No more than three bulleted or listed points per paper.
Bulleted lists without substantial narrative included are strongly discouraged.
No more than one direct quotation (of 40 words or more) per page from a reference source and those quotes must be properly cited within the body and in the references at the end of the paper.
References are required for all sources, and all figures and tables must be captioned in APA format.
Title page.
Reference page.
Answers contain sufficient information to adequately answer the questions and contain no spelling, grammar, or APA errors. Points deducted from grade for each writing, spelling, or grammar error are at your instructor’s discretion.

For more information and examples of APA formatting, APA Style Central in the Academic Tools of the course.

Also review the Policy on Plagiarism. This policy will be strictly enforced on all applicable assignments and discussion posts. If you have any questions, please contact your professor.

Directions for Submitting Your Assignment

Compose your Assignment in a Microsoft® Word® document and save it as Username_IT530_Assignment_Unit#.doc (Example: TAllen­_IT530_Assignment_Unit_1.doc). Submit your file by selecting the Unit 1: Assignment Dropbox by the end of Unit 1.

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