DNS is an acronym for "Domain Name Service" (or System).
DNS is basically an Internet service that translates domain names
into IP addresses. So for example, xyz.com will translate into an
IP address such as 22.214.171.124. This is how domain names on the
web are identified. Below we've provided links to a few excellent
DNS tools. From generating a detailed DNS report about a specific
domain name to tracing and identifying the domain name that is associated
with a specific IP address, these DNS tools are a great free treasure
trove for webmasters.
This site will provide you with a detailed DNS report your specified
domain. Also, for domains that have DNS problems, this site will
help you to identify these problems and fix them. A cool option
that it also features is the "Mail Test" tool which will
help identify any mail delivery problems that are specific to your
A plethora of DNS tools all one one page. Includes - DNS Timing,
WHOIS Lookup, WHOIS Search, IP Routing Lookup, IPWHOIS Lookup, Reverse
DNS Lookup, Ping and more.
This free service converts an IP address to a host name by searching
domain name service tables.
to manage DNS
A listing of DNS-related tools with most being specific to Unix
and MacOS X operating system, but a few being Perl scripts and thus
are potentially cross-platform.
The links below are more specifically DNS-related information, that
should be particularly useful to webmasters and web developers that
do get involved in some site administration from time to time.
for IIS Administrators
Topics include - Getting Started with DNS, Configuring Windows 2000
DNS, Creating Common Record Types and Verifying Your IIS Configuration.
does a DNS server work?
WebMonkey.Com answers this question and covers a number of topics
including a basic DNS history.
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