Here’s a rundown of what happened to @Asher_Wolf’s blog over the weekend. First, I’ll explain in simple terms how web browsers connect to websites so everyone can be on the same page.

All computers on the Internet have an IP address, which is necessary so that computers can direct messages to each other. When you type a URL into your address bar and hit Enter or click any link, your web browser asks a server (called a DNS server) somewhere on the Internet where this address or link actually points to. Once it gets an IP address, it then messages that server and asks for the webpage, and either returns that page or an error message.