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Find DNS Records is a tool to find all DNS Records of any website. Websites are hosted and managed by Web servers located all around the world. In order to find where a website is hosted, one should need a directory, without a directory, it's not possible to find any website. As you know DNS is abbreviated as Domain Name System, and this is the largest digital database of the internet in the world. This database consists of information related to any website or device in the world that is connected to the internet. The domain name and its IP address is stored in this database. These data files are used to tell the web servers how to respond upon user request, these data files are called DNS Records.

Detail of DNS Records

When internet users want to open a website, actually they are requesting web servers through browsers to display the specific websites. Web servers then send the user request to the DNS database. The DNS database search in the DNS records, finds the IP address of the requested website, and then forward this information to the webserver. Once the webserver gets the information, it then sends the information to the browser and the browser displays the page to the user. All this process is done by DNS Records.

There are many types of DNS Records and each is denoted by syntax such as A record, AAAA record, CNAME record, MX record, NS record, etc.

What are the different types of DNS Records?

There are so many types of DNS records and each one is represented by some Alphabets such as A Record, NS Record, etc. The detail of these records are mentioned below:

A Record: A Record is also known as Address Record, it provides an IPv4 address to any domain name. This record is used to point the domain name to an IP address.

AAAA Record: It provides a 128-bit IPv6 address to a domain name or sub-domain name. Due to shortage of IPv4 addresses, IPv6 was created so that more addresses can be covered.

CNAME Record: CNAME record is also known as Canonical Name Record. It's used to associate subdomains or aliased domains with the existing main domain.

MX Record: This record is used to tell which mail exchange servers are responsible for exact routing the email to the correct mail servers or destination. MX is called Mail Exchange.

TXT Record: This record lets the website admin to insert any arbitrary text in the DNS record.

CAA Record: CAA stands for Certification Authority Authorization, it shows the public policy related to the issuance of digital certificates for any domain. If there is no CAA record is found in your domain, then any certification authority can issue an SSL certificate for your domain.

The other records are NS Record, PTR Record, SRV Record, SOA Record, DS Record, and DNSKEY Record. All DNS records have some work to do. If you want to know the detail of each record, you can Google it.

How to Use DNS Lookup?

In order to use this tool effectively, follow the simple steps given below:

  • Visit the tool by clicking on the Find DNS Records or navigate through SEOToolsCloud's site and find the tool by its name.
  • Enter the URL of the website.
  • Now click on the "Submit" button and wait for a few moments, you'll get the results.

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