Learning more about DNS (Domain Name Servers) and finding your domain DNS information

Here is a great link about all those DNS questions in plain English!

http://www.dnsknowledge.com/whatis/authoritative-name-server/

 

Here are a couple of quick snippets of the more frequently used NS commands to help troubleshoot those dreaded DNS issues.

Get the authoritative server names and IP addresses for your domain:

(replace “belchamber.us” with your domain of course)

In your server shell at the command line, type this command to get your NS information


host -t ns belchamber.us

To troubleshoot DNS issues and get get your In Windows, go to Start, then type “cmd”, then at the prompt, type:


nslookup -q=mx belchamber.us


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