It is my understanding that DNS simply maps a domain name into an IP address. I realize that there is a lot more involved behind the scenes and there is other functionality, and perhaps some of that will explain what I am seeing.
If I enter the address http://volokh.com/ into a web browser, it displays a web page for "The Volokh Conspiracy". If I use ping, nslookup, or tracert with the domain name "volokh.com", they all tell me that it maps to IP address 22.214.171.124. But when I enter http://126.96.36.199/ into my web browser, I get a different web page - a "placeholder page" for some software called "cPanel" running under Apache.
Any idea what is going on? Shouldn't this give me "The Volokh Conspiracy"?
Thanks in advance for your replies.