Round Robin DNS
Definition - What does Round Robin DNS mean?
In this load-balancing technique, as opposed to the standard load techniques, the balance of power is placed in the DNS server rather than in a fully dedicated machine.
Techopedia explains Round Robin DNS
Round robin DNS is mainly used to balance the load of Web servers that are geographically distributed. For instance, if an organization includes three identical home pages that reside in three servers having three separate IP addresses, but only one domain name, then the process will be as follows:
- The first user accessing the home page is taken to the first IP address.
- The second user accessing the home page is taken the next IP address.
- The third user is forwarded to the third IP address.
- In every case, as soon as the IP address is handed out, it moves to the end of the list. Therefore, the fourth user is taken to the first IP address, and so on.