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DNS Record Checker Tools – Check DNS Records Instantly!

PowerDMARC’s free DNS record checker tools help domain owners check various types of DNS records published on their domains. The DNS record lookup tools help you stay on top of errors in your record syntax, and more, so you can fix them quicker!

What is a DNS Lookup?

The DNS record checker tool helps you conduct a DNS record lookup for your domain, but what is a DNS lookup? A DNS lookup is a request for information about a domain name. 

When you enter a website’s URL in your browser, you’re performing a DNS query request on that domain. A DNS lookup is what happens when your computer asks the Domain Name System (DNS) for the IP address associated with that domain name.

What is a DNS Lookup

Types of DNS Record Lookups

These are the main types of DNS lookups:

  • Recursive:

    A recursive DNS lookup returns all records associated with the domain name, including any subdomains.

  • Non-recursive:

    A non-recursive DNS record lookup only returns records for the specified domain name itself.

  • Forward:

    Forward lookup, which uses a domain name to find an IP address.

  • Reverse:

    Finally, the reverse DNS record lookup looks up an IP address in order to find its corresponding domain name