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What is DNS?

A domain Name System (DNS) is a system that translates domain names into IP addresses. It is the global network of servers that are responsible for translating domain names into IP addresses.

In other words, The Domain Name System (DNS) is the Internet's system for looking up domain names you enter in a browser to find out which IP address it corresponds to on the internet.

DNS servers work as a directory of websites, which means they store information about each website and its corresponding IP address. They do this so when you type in a website name, your computer can find the site’s IP address and bring it up in your browser.

What is a DNS Lookup?

A DNS lookup tool is a software application that can be used to find the DNS records of the given domain name. Our DNS Lookup tool will fetch all the DNS records that the entered domain name has.

DNS stands for Domain Name System which translates domain names into IP addresses and vice versa. Our DNS lookup tool will instantly look up the IP address of your domain name and then return all kinds of information about your domain name.

How to perform a DNS Lookup using tools

Our domain lookup is simple and easy to use. All you have to do is to go to Enter your domain name and then click QUERY DNS. Our tool will then fetch all the information the domain name has.

What are DNS Records?

DNS Records are the records in the DNS database that contain information about a domain name, such as its IP address, mail server, or other information about how to contact it. All domains have at least one DNS record, which is the A-record, and this tells them where to find an IP address that they can connect to.

They are a set of records that contain information about the domain name system and assign the IP address to each domain. These records tell the network where the server for a specific website is located.

DNS records are important because they are the first point of contact for any website. When a user types in a domain name or sends an email, it is the DNS record that tells them where to go.

What are the most popular types of DNS records?

Domain Name System (DNS) is the authoritative database for domain names and their resolution. This database contains records of all the domains registered on the internet. These records are stored in a zone file that lists all of the records for a particular domain name.

There are a number of different types of DNS records. These include:

  • A record: Is a type of DNS record that maps domain names to IP addresses. This makes it easier for users to remember and find the site they are looking for. This mapping is done by adding the name of the domain with a period followed by an @ symbol, followed by the IP address. The A record is the only record that every domain DNS must have.

  • AAAA record: Is a type of DNS record that defines IPv6 addresses for a domain. It is the IPv6 counterpart of an A record. The AAAA records are similar to the A records. The difference is that the AAAA record maps a hostname to an IPv6 address instead of an A record which maps a hostname to an IPv4 address.

  • CNAME record: Is an alias for a domain name. It can be used to point the domain name to another domain name, or it can be used to create a new hostname that points back to the original hostname. CNAME records are often used by website owners who have migrated their websites to a new domain name and want to map the old domain name to the new domain name. They may also be used when migrating from one service provider to another, as they allow you to keep your existing URL and avoid downtime

  • MX record: MX stands for "Mail eXchanger", it’s a type of DNS record that specifies the mail server responsible for accepting email messages on behalf of a domain. The role of an MX record is to specify the mail servers that are available to accept inbound email messages on behalf of the domain. An MX record consists of two parts: the hostname and the priority value. The hostname specifies which mail server should be used, while the priority value specifies how much preference this server has over other servers if there is more than one listed.

  • TXT record: Provides information about the domain of the website. It is a text string of up to 255 characters that can be used to provide extra information about the domain such as its owner, its expiration date, and when it was created. TXT records are also used to verify the ownership of domain names.

  • NS record: Stands for Name Server Record, it’s used to specify which nameservers are authoritative for a domain name. It lists one or more nameservers that can answer queries for the domain. The NS record it tells other computers on the Internet which machines are responsible for hosting a particular website or service.

  • PTR record: The PTR stands for "pointer." It‘s a type of DNS record that allows you to map a domain name to another IP address. The PTR record is used in the IPv4 system to reverse-map an IP address to a domain name. This is done by adding an entry into the reverse zone file on the DNS server that holds the IP address space for the internet.

  • SRV record: Is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) used to specify the hostname and port number for servers providing services. SRV records are used to locate services, such as LDAP and Kerberos, which may be running on machines other than the local machine.

  • SOA record: An SOA record stands for ”Service Oriented Architecture”. It’s a type of DNS record that holds information about the web service that is being accessed. It specifies the domain name and IP address of the server that hosts the web service, as well as other data such as protocol and port number.

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