DNS Lookup

Find the IP address and related information of a domain name without using the command line.

  • Gcore
  • Google
  • Cloudflare
  • OpenDNS
  • Quad9
  • Authoritative DNS

What is DNS Lookup?

DNS Lookup is a tool that helps you find all the basic types of DNS records associated with your website’s domain name: A, AAAA, HTTPS, CNAME, MX, TXT, NS, SOA, SRV, and CAA.

How to use DNS Lookup

  • Enter the domain name or IP address of the site for which you want to look up DNS records.
  • Choose an authoritative DNS or a recursive DNS service from the dropdown list.
  • Click the Search button.
  • Select the type of DNS records you need. Select the All option to see all the types of DNS records related to the domain.

DNS record types

The tool provides output for the following DNS record types:

  • A record defines the IPv4 address that matches the domain name.
  • AAAA record defines the IPv6 address that matches the domain name.
  • HTTPS record provides information and connection parameters for accessing a web service over HTTPS.
  • CNAME record redirects from the domain name it’s associated with to another domain name. They effectively create an alias, allowing one domain name to repeat the configuration of another.
  • MX record defines the mail exchange server.
  • TXT record contains textual information about the domain. It can be used to verify domain ownership and ensure email security.
  • NS record defines the name of the authoritative name servers for your domain. Usually, a domain has at least two NS records—for primary and secondary authoritative name servers.
  • SOA record provides essential information about the domain, such as the primary DNS server name, the domain owner’s contact information, and Time to Live (TTL), the time in seconds servers should cache the record.
  • SRV record identifies the server that provides specific services for the domain, for example, Internet Telephony Service (ITSP.)
  • CAA record specifies the certificate authorities (CAs) authorized to issue SSL/TLS certificates for the domain.

    Learn more about DNS in our article and about DNS records in our documentation.