Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Chicago, IL

    DNS Lookup to find all records associated on name server?

    Anyone know how I can go to a domain and lookup all records registered with that domain on the DNS server?

    For example, If I go to and lookup a domain using their DNS Records search, it only shows me A and MX records

    No CNAMES or Subdomains that may have been setup as A or CNAME records.

    Anyone know where / how I can do this?
    Sid Shroff
    Senior Enterprise Web Administrator

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Marylebone, London, UK
    find one of the nameservers, and then type, for example:

    dig axfr

    (I won't show the output as it's rather long)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    TN, USA
    The axfr option asks the name server for a zone transfer on the domain. Most DNS servers are configured to deny zone transfers to unauthorized hosts. I doubt you will have much success unless an administrator as make a serious mistake.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Marylebone, London, UK
    all you can do is ask, and if you receive it you're lucky.
    and how to ask ? run the above command. not hard.

Similar Threads

  1. Bulk Name Server Lookup
    By Mr Tech in forum Web Hosting
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-15-2007, 12:01 AM
  2. Failing reverse dns lookup. (No ptr records)
    By Jinovich in forum Hosting Security and Technology
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-20-2006, 02:41 PM
  3. Dedicated Server LookUp
    By lookat in forum Dedicated Server
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-01-2004, 09:45 AM
  4. where to find DNS records on Raq 4
    By dico in forum Dedicated Server
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-23-2004, 07:40 PM
  5. Add a reverse lookup for mail server
    By Salvatore in forum Dedicated Server
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-03-2003, 10:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts