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Learn how DNS and HTTPS work

We ❤️ comics. We love to read them. We love to make them. We think it's a great format for explaining complex subjects, like how DNS and HTTPS work.

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Browse any of our comics below. Understand how DNS and HTTPS works.

Meet the Characters

A list of the main characters appearing throughout our comics.

A photo of trusty Trusty howdns.works

Born ns1.dnsimple.com. Trusty delivers the fastest and most reliable answers to your DNS queries.

A photo of resolver Resolver howdns.works

Traveler. Goes to the end of the world to fetch the IP address that you need – only because he loves road trips.

A photo of certificat Certificat howhttps.works

The queen of HTTPS. She knows how to encrypt a connection, so your information stays safe and secure.

A photo of taco Taco howdnssec.works

DNSSEC aficionado. Excited about bringing security to the DNS world.

A photo of browserbird Browserbird howhttps.works

Extrovert, sensitive, and very fond of her relationship with Compugter. Loves tattoos.

A photo of compugter Compugter howhttps.works

Half dog, half computer. Loves a good HTTPS handshake.

A photo of root Root howdns.works

A simple server with simple answers. Root tells you where to find the TLD server for your domain names.

A photo of crab Crab howhttps.works

Trouble maker. Evil doer. Currently trying to hack into your computer.

A photo of dotcom Dotcom howdns.works

Responds with the freshest information about authoritative name servers.

A photo of webby Webby howdns.works

Consistent. Reliable. Friendly web server bringing you hours of cat video joy.

A photo of greenlock Greenlock howhttps.works

Trusted. Secure. Here to help you enter your information on the web without a crab spying on it.

A photo of bluecat Bluecat howdns.works

Narrator. Like most cats, enjoys a good story with an adventure.

A photo of dennis Dennis howdns.works

Human. DNS aficionado. Loves to learn about how the internet works.

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