How to look up your domain's DNS


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  • Applies to: All Services
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Web Browser or Terminal

Overview

The following article guide will provide information on how to perform a DNS lookup.

If you wish for information on how DNS works in a general sense, feel free to review our additional documentation below:

Instructions

Using a third-party website

This is a great option for non-technical customers:

  1. There are many third-party websites available that can help run a DNS search for you. One example is https://dnschecker.org/

  2. Simply type in your domain/subdomain name, select the type of record you are looking for, and allow the search to run.

Keep in mind though that DNS prorogation can take up to 24-48 hours so do not be alarmed if you are seeing incorrect or inconsistent DNS records if you have made a recent change.

Using terminal

  1. Open a terminal emulator.
    In this example we are using Terminal which is pre-installed in Mac OSX.

  2. Type "dig", the record type, and your domain/subdomain. Then press Enter.

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  3. Your terminal should prompt you with the answer to your dig query.

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Keep in mind though that DNS prorogation can take up to 24-48 hours so do not be alarmed if you are seeing incorrect or inconsistent DNS records if you have made a recent change.