Your IP Address is: 188.8.131.52
The Domain Name System (DNS) is the phonebook of the Internet. When you access information online through domain names, like google.com or facebook.com.
Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP4/IP6) addresses. DNS servers translates domain names to IPv4 or IPv6 addresses so your internet browsers can load Internet resources.
Every online device connected to the Internet has a unique IP4 or IP6 address which allowed other machines use to find this device.
DNS servers eliminate the need for humans to memorize IP addresses such as 192.168.1.1 (in IPv4), or more complex newer alphanumeric IP addresses such as 2a03:2880:f10d:83:face:b00c::25de (in IPv6).
The process of DNS resolution involves converting a hostname (such as www.example.com or example.com) into a computer-friendly IP4/IP6 address (such as 184.108.40.206 or 2a03:2880:f10d:83:face:b00c::25de).
An IPv4/IPv6 address is given to each device on the Internet, and that IPv4/IPv6 address is necessary to find the appropriate Internet device - like a street address is used to find a particular home. When a user is loading a webpage, a translation must occur between what a user types into their web browser (example.com) and the machine-friendly address necessary to locate the example.com's webpage.