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Millions of websites are live and operational on the internet, and these websites are hosted and managed by web servers that are located in different parts of the world. Now, finding where a website is being hosted requires a directory without which it would be practically impossible to find websites.
The acronym DNS stands for Domain Name System, and it is the largest digital database for the internet in the world. This database contains information about every website in the world. Every website and every machine that comes on the internet has a unique IP address which also serves as a digital address. The domain name of a website is stored alongside its IP address in this database. The data files that tell a web server how to respond to a request by a search browser are known as its DNS records.
In computer terminology, DNS records are called ‘mapping files.’ When a web server sends a request by a user to visit a particular website, the request is relayed to the DNS database. This database checks its records, finds the website’s IP address, and then forwards it to the requesting server. After getting this information, the requesting server uses the IP address to find the website and display it to the user who initiated the request.
Also, there are specific letters associated with the DNS records which are also known as DNS syntax. Some of the commonly used syntax with all DNS records are;
To find DNS records of a domain, you will need to use an SEO tool that will fetch and display these records for you.
DNS Lookup tool by FreeToolsHub can help you with this task. To get started simply visit Freetoolshub.com and search for the Find DNS Records tool in the search bar. Once you are on the site, type in the web site's domain name whose DNS records you want it to fetch. Press ‘Submit, ‘ and in seconds it will return the DNS records of the domain. Here you can view all DNS records for a domain. Now you can crosscheck the records and see the IP address listed in the ‘A’ type record. The list will also contain ‘NS,’ ‘SOA,’ ‘MX’ and ‘TXT’ records.
All the information contained in the DNS records is very helpful in knowing the environment in which a domain is operating and all the parameters associated with it. You can also do a Google DNS lookup, a DNS whois searches, and dig DNS records. In case you need help you can learn how to use the lookup to find the IP address.
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