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DNS Lookup Tool - DNS Test

We perform a dns analytic on the entered domain. You will see all related information we could retrieve to that domain.

DNS Lookup

With Livewatch you can do this monitoring continuously. We check your website for performance at short intervals. As soon as the monitoring detects errors or problems, we will inform you immediately.

DNS Lookup results

This lookup will retrieve detailed information about your dns configuration. You can see IPv4 / IPv6 and much more dns related information.

  • A-Records
  • MX-Records
  • TXT Records
  • DNS Lookup
  • MX Check
  • Other record types
  • Display multiple A DNS Records
  • Nameserver settings
  • Mailserver check
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Knowledge Base

Here we answer questions about server monitoring from Livewatch. If you have a question that we have not yet answered here, please contact us.

What is a DNS test

A DNS test (Domain Name System Test) is a procedure for checking and assessing the functionality and performance of the Domain Name System (DNS) in a computer network. DNS is a crucial part of the Internet Protocol and is used to convert human-readable domain names into the associated IP addresses that computers use to identify other devices on the network.

There are different types of DNA tests that target different aspects of DNS:

  1. DNS Resolution Test:

    • Checks whether a DNS server is able to successfully resolve a domain name to its associated IP address. This ensures that the DNS servers are correctly configured and working properly.
  2. DNS propagation check:

    • Monitors the propagation of DNS changes across the Internet, especially when it comes to name server updates or IP address changes. Propagation testing ensures that DNS changes are effectively propagated worldwide.
  3. Response time check:

    • Measuring the time it takes a DNS server to respond to a request. Low response time is important to ensure efficient and fast name resolution.
  4. DNSSEC (DNS Security Extensions) test:

    • Checks whether DNSSEC is configured correctly. DNSSEC adds a layer of security to DNS by digitally signing DNS data, protecting against potential attacks.
  5. DNS Leak Test:

    • Checks whether DNS requests have leaks, especially when using VPNs. DNS leaks can occur when DNS requests are sent outside the encrypted tunnel, potentially revealing sensitive information.
  6. DNS Health Check:

    • Assesses the overall health of the DNS infrastructure, identifying possible problems such as misconfigured DNS records or problems with the DNS servers.

To perform a DNS test, various online tools, web services, or command-line commands such as "nslookup" (on Windows) or "dig" (on Unix-based systems) can be used. These tests are useful for network administrators, website operators, or anyone who wants to troubleshoot DNS connectivity issues.

DNS explanation

DNS stands for “Domain Name System” and is an essential part of the Internet infrastructure system. It acts as a kind of "phone book" of the Internet, translating human-friendly domain names into numerical IP addresses that computers and networks use to communicate with each other.

Here are the basic functions and components of DNS:

  1. Domain name to IP address translation:

    • DNS allows users to use human-friendly domain names (e.g. www.example.com) instead of having to remember IP addresses (e.g. When you visit a website, your computer uses DNS to find the IP address of the associated server.
  2. Hierarchical Structure:

    • DNS has a hierarchical structure that is represented in domain names. For example, "example.com" is a top-level domain (TLD), while "www" is a subdomain of "example.com". The hierarchical structure makes the system easier to manage and scalable.
  3. DNS Server:

    • DNS servers are servers that store and provide information about domain names and their associated IP addresses. There are different types of DNS servers including:
      • Root DNS Servers: These servers are the highest level in the DNS hierarchy system and route requests to top-level domains (TLDs).
      • Top Level Domain Servers (TLD Servers): These servers are responsible for managing TLDs (such as .com, .org) and forwarding requests to the corresponding name servers.
      • Next level name servers: These servers manage specific domain names and return the associated IP addresses.
  4. DNS Resolver:

    • A DNS resolver is a program or function in an operating system that is responsible for resolving domain names into IP addresses. The DNS resolver sends requests to DNS servers to get the information it needs.
  5. DNS Cache:

    • To reduce network load and improve response time, DNS resolvers and DNS servers often store previous requests and their responses in a local cache. When a request is made again, it can be served from cache instead of going through the entire resolution chain again.

DNS plays a critical role in the smooth functioning of the Internet by ensuring that users anywhere in the world can access websites, email, and other services without having to know the underlying IP addresses.

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