The Domain Name System modelled according to Archimate

a diagram explaining domain names
The Domain Name System modelled according to Archimate

The Archimate modelling language is a way of describing Enterprise and Solution architectures. In the interests of learning Archimate I’ve attempted to model the universally well-known Domain Name System in the diagram opposite. I’m not really expert in DNS either, but because DNS is a system that most Architects know *something* about, it seems like a good candidate for sharing some modelling knowledge.

The tool used to render the model was Archi. Exported as a CSV file for ease of transfer.

2 Replies to “The Domain Name System modelled according to Archimate”

  1. I’m afraid I find it a bit confused. Many question marks for me, e.g.:

    – Isn’t the root zone database just an Artefact of a Data Object (depending on the layer)?
    – Why is the Registrar resolving a name?
    – What does these Nestings of Nodes mean? Aren’t you relating three independent servers here in a way you shouldn’t?
    – Are you sure .uk is a Location?
    – Are you sure http://www.example.com and the IP address are Artefacts?
    – Register Domain Realizes Website Hosting?
    – Used-By between Registrar and the Interface?
    – Association between Application Component and Interface?

    And many more at first glance. I think, btw, that you’re wrong thinking that most architects know how the DNS system really works.

    But, having said that, trying to model things is the best way to learn it. Maybe better to model things you know really well at first 😉

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