Translate domain name to IP address

Use Case

  1. Translate a domain name to the corresponding IP address

Usage Guide

  1. Input the domain name to query

  1. Select Resource record type

    IPv4: Convert a domain name to IPv4 address

    IPv6: Convert a domain name to IPv6 address

    Email: Convert a domain name to a list of MTAs(Message Transfer Agents)

  2. Click button of query

    There are many name servers in program, and select one from them to get IP address, so the result may be different every query.

  3. Examine Results

    It will display domain name, name server, a list of IP addresses and the raw data.

    Click ‘Raw data ->’, the raw data is displayed, and click again, they are disappeared.

Background Knowledge

The Domain Name System (DNS) is the phonebook of the Internet. Humans access information online through domain names, like or Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources.

Each device connected to the Internet has a unique IP address which other machines use to find the device. DNS servers eliminate the need for humans to memorize IP addresses such as (in IPv4), or more complex newer alphanumeric IP addresses such as 2400:cb00:2048:1::c629:d7a2 (in IPv6).

Refer to What is DNS? Domain Name System