Nameserver Lookup - Check If Domain Nameservers Are Pointed Correctly

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Nameserver Lookup or NS Lookup tool resolves the nameservers of the given domain. The lookup result includes the Hostname and the Nameserver. Please enter a domain name to perform its NS Lookup.

All these active websites are managed and hosted on web servers. Each device connected to the internet is given a specific numeric string identifier used as its identification number on the internet. That number is known as an IP address.

By entering the URL in the browser bar, you land on the required webpage within no time.

How can the internet come to know that you are requesting that specific URL and where it is located on the internet? How is that massive audience treated on the internet without any delay and intervention?

Humans cannot memorize and understand the numeric string, but computers understand the numeric language.

Therefore, the question is, how the internet converts human-readable language (domain name) to computer-readable language (IP address)?

Here, the DNS (Domain Name System) plays an important role. DNS is the largest database on the internet. That includes the domain name and its IP. Without the DNS, it is impossible to route that high-volume traffic correctly.

DNS records are maintained, which are the mapping files. When you enter the URL in the browser, the request is sent to the DNS servers, which check the DNS record, perform the lookup for DNS records, get the IP against the domain name, and sends the request to the requesting server.

NS record or the Nameserver record is the type of DNS record and set up through the hosting provider.

What is Nameserver?

Nameservers are the ones that are responsible for converting the domain name into an IP address and help the user to get to a specific website by entering an alphanumeric address rather than the numerical IP address. They are authorized on the internet to get queries from your local computer about the location of the domain name's various services.

For example, you enter the website www.example.com in your browser bar. The request is sent to the example.com nameservers, which will return the IP address of example.com.

Each domain must have at least two nameservers in its domain registrar account. For example, in the case of example.com, its two nameservers could be

  • ns1.nameserver.com
  • ns2.nameserver.com

The first nameserver is the primary one. The second nameserver is the secondary one, will be used as a backup.

The overall procedure is quite simple.

  • Suppose you enter the website URL example.com in your browser bar.
  • Your browser sends the request to the DNS server. To solve the query and to get the nameservers of the example.com.
  • Suppose you get the two nameservers ns1.namserver.com and ns2.nameserver.com in return.
  • The request will be sent to the nameservers mentioned above as per their priority to get the example.com A record.
  • The nameservers respond with the IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx of example.com.
  • Your browser will then send the request to that specific IP address.
  • And the web hosting server of example.com sends your web browser the requesting page in return.

How to find the Nameservers of domain or perform the Nameserver Lookup or NS Lookup?

To find the Namerservs of domain or perform the Nameserver Lookup or NS Lookup. Do the following steps.

  • Open the Nameserver Lookup tool.
  • Enter the domain name.
  • Click on the "Lookup Nameserver" button to get the nameservers of the entered domain name.
  • You can also click on the "Load Sample Data" button to upload the sample data and get its nameservers.
  • You can also get each nameserver's IP address by entering each nameserver name in the Host to IP tool.

Note: In case if the website is using Cloudflare or any other CDN service. Then you will get the nameservers of that CDN service provider.

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