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What is Round Robin?

Round Robin is a mechanism used by DNS servers to spread the load over different servers.

For example, a company has one domain name and three identical home pages residing on three servers with three different IP addresses. When one user accesses the home page he will be sent to the first IP address. The second user who accesses the home page will be sent to the next IP address, and the third user will be sent to the third IP address. The fourth user will be sent again to the first IP address, and so forth.
Round robin for example makes it possible to create MX records with the same priority.
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