Query a Domain Name Server and display the results online.

Query a DNS server on IP Addresses and Domain Names. Query DNS for MX, TXT, SPF, SRV, SOA and other records.

DNS server lookup

When you're surfing the internet, your computer uses a DNS server to lookup the IP address for a domain name or URL that you enter in your browser. This process is called DNS name resolution, the DNS server resolves the domain name to the IP address of the website.

Thanks to DNS, you just have to remember the human-readable name of a website instead of it's full IP address. It's a bit like a phonebook; your computer knows which number to route your request to in order to reach the site you want to visit. It does this by querying a domain name server, also called a DNS server or name server. These servers are simple (but massive) databases that map names to IP addresses, and they are distributed all over the Internet.

Read more about IP addresses.


Link to this page: “DNS record”

You can link to this tool using this HTML code. Simply copy and paste it into your page:

<a href="http://manytools.org/network/query-dns-records-online/">Test DNS server records online (query A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, PTR, SPF, SRV, NS, TXT, or all available)</a>

If you have any problems using this Query a Domain Name Server and display the results online., please contact me.


Updates

August 10, 2016

article personal

Who is this person?

Quickly lookup any person by e-mail address or name. Run an instant background check or find contact details & personal records (including public legal records).

November 23, 2013

bubbles

New: Ⓑⓤⓑⓑⓛⓔ text tool

Stand out; use special characters in your tweets or e-mails.

November 23, 2013

smallcaps

New: Sᴍᴀʟʟᴄᴀᴘs text tool

Look like a Bᴀɴᴋ with Sᴍᴀʟʟᴄᴀᴘs in your status-updates or e-mails.

November 21, 2013

dnssec lock

DNSSEC checker tool added

Domain not resolving? Check your DNSSEC here.

November 13, 2013

apple touch icon tool

Apple touch icon updated for retina

Thanks to Eric for pointing out our touch icon tool was a bit out of date, it now supports the new retina sizes & filenames.