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What is DNS?

Domain Name System (DNS) is a decentralized system that translates human-readable domain names into computer-readable IP addresses. It is a key component of the internet, as it allows users to access websites using easily remembered names rather than having to remember the numerical IP addresses of the servers hosting the websites.

DNS functions as a directory service that maps domain names to IP addresses. When a user types a domain name into their web browser, the browser sends a request to a DNS server to resolve the domain name into an IP address. The DNS server responds with the IP address of the server that hosts the website, and the browser then sends a request to that server to retrieve the website.

DNS is a distributed system, meaning that it relies on a network of servers located around the world to resolve domain names. When a DNS server receives a request to resolve a domain name, it checks its own records to see if it has the IP address for the domain. If it does not, it sends a request to other DNS servers to try to resolve the domain name. This process continues until the domain name is resolved or it is determined that it does not exist.

Overall, DNS plays a crucial role in enabling users to access the internet and navigate to the websites they want to visit.

Three user scenarios for easy email migration into G Suite

If you are interested in using our G Suite email migration tool, there are three primary use cases for your consideration:

  • End-user driven (online)
  1. Firstly, create all the user accounts within your new G Suite domain. Follow the steps located here for bulk or individual user creation.
  2. Go to the Marketplace website and install our tool following this link.
  3. Click on “Domain install” to allow your users to migrate their email by themselves.
  4. Send them an email including these steps on how to begin migrating. Your users will be able to migrate their email by themselves at https://gsuite.shuttlecloud.com
  • Admin-driven (online)

As a G Suite Admin, you can migrate all the email accounts of your organization by yourself. You have to follow similar steps to the ones detailed above:

  1. Once you create all the user accounts within your new domain, go the Marketplace website and install our tool following this link.
  2. Then, click on “Domain install.”
  3. After launching the app, you will be taken directly to https://gsuite.shuttlecloud.com. From here, as an administrator, you will be able to migrate messages from the old email accounts into the new user accounts one by one.
  • Admin-driven (offline)

You can provide us with a CSV, and we will load all those migrations for you. You will have to follow the steps below:

  1. Write to project@shuttlecloud.com asking for our bulk migration option, and we will provide you with the cost, instructions and a template for the CSV.
    • (The template requires the old user email address, old user password, and mapping from old email to the new G Suite email address).
  2. Create all the user accounts within your new domain. Follow the steps located here for bulk or individual user creation.
  3. Go to the Marketplace website and install our tool following this link. Then, click on “Domain install.”
  4. Provide the CSV template filled-in to your ShuttleCloud customer representative.
  5. We will begin your email migration. As soon as the migrations are complete, we will let you know.